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Re: Documentation for append
Thanks Anoop!

For reference:
 - Applying an append containing multiple KeyValue for the same
family/qualifier results in all the values but the last one being discarded.
 - Applying an append on a column already containing versions more recent
than the current time apparently discards all versions.
On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 6:07 AM, Anoop John <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> I have just gone through the code and trying answering ur questions.
> >From what I currently understand, this operation allows me to append bytes
> to an existing cell.
> Yes
> >Does this append by creating a new cell with a new timestamp?
> Yes
> >Does this update the cell while maintaining its timestamp?
> No. It is new cell . There is no actual cell update in HBase
> >Assuming I have several versions already, may I choose which version to
> append to?
> No u cant. It appends to the latest version.
>
> -Anoop-
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> On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 5:37 PM, Christophe Taton <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> wrote:
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> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm trying to understand the append operation introduced in 0.94.
> > Is there a documentation or a specification somewhere?
> >
> > The javadoc for Append does not provide any detail.
> > The HBase book doesn't mention this operation.
> > I found some fragmented info in several JIRA issues, but nothing
> reliable.
> >
> > From what I currently understand, this operation allows me to append
> bytes
> > to an existing cell.
> > Does this append by creating a new cell with a new timestamp?
> > Does this update the cell while maintaining its timestamp?
> > Assuming I have several versions already, may I choose which version to
> > append to?
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> > C.
> >
>