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Re: Are unions Tagged?
They're tagged on the wire.  Getting the type back in some implementations
is sometimes a bit tricky: in java, you can use instanceof.

-- Philip

On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 2:44 PM, Uhlig, Hans <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

>  Are unions in avro tagged for the type they contain or does this need to
> be manually added with an enum. Specifically I am creating a union of
> records and wish to know if I need a record containing an enum and the
> union of records to be able to parse them back out.****
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