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Re: Column qualifiers with hierarchy and filters
Can you give an example of your query?

On Friday, November 1, 2013, Nasron Cheong wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm trying to determine the best way to serialize a sequence of
> integers/strings that represent a hierarchy for a column qualifier, which
> would be compatible with the ColumnPrefixFilters, and BinaryComparators.
> However, due to the lexicographical sorting, it's awkward to serialize the
> sequence of values needed to get it to work.
> What are the typical solutions to this? Do people just zero pad integers to
> make sure they sort correctly? Or do I have to implement my own
> QualifierFilter - which seems expensive since I'd be deserializing every
> byte array just to compare.
> Thanks
> - Nasron