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    • Type: New Feature New Feature
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 0.10.0
    • Component/s: impl
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      Allow cross two or more bags inside a foreach statement. For example:

      user = load 'user' as (uid, age, gender, region);
      session = load 'session' as (uid, region);
      C = cogroup user by uid, session by uid;
      D = foreach C {
          crossed = cross user, session;
          generate crossed;
      }
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      Allow cross two or more bags inside a foreach statement. For example: user = load 'user' as (uid, age, gender, region); session = load 'session' as (uid, region); C = cogroup user by uid, session by uid; D = foreach C {     crossed = cross user, session;     generate crossed; }

      Description

      It is useful to have cross inside foreach nested statement. One typical use case for nested foreach is after cogroup two relations, we want to flatten the records of the same key, and do some processing. This is naturally to be achieved by cross. Eg:

      C = cogroup user by uid, session by uid;
      D = foreach C {
          crossed = cross user, session; -- To flatten two input bags
          filtered = filter crossed by user::region == session::region;
          result = foreach crossed generate processSession(user::age, user::gender, session::ip);  --Nested foreach Jira: PIG-1631
          generate result;
      }
      

      If we don't have cross, user have to write a UDF process the bag user, session. It is much harder than a UDF process flattened tuples. This is especially true when we have nested foreach statement(PIG-1631).

      This is a candidate project for Google summer of code 2011. More information about the program can be found at http://wiki.apache.org/pig/GSoc2011

      1. PIG-1916_5.patch
        39 kB
        Daniel Dai
      2. PIG-1916_4.patch
        38 kB
        Zhijie Shen
      3. PIG-1916_3.patch
        31 kB
        Zhijie Shen
      4. PIG-1916_2.patch
        31 kB
        Zhijie Shen
      5. PIG-1916_1.patch
        10 kB
        Zhijie Shen

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            • Assignee:
              Zhijie Shen
              Reporter:
              Daniel Dai
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