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Ameya Kantikar 2013-04-10, 22:43
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Re: Hbase Stargate Returns Scrambled Values
Ask for binary results, i.e. use an Accept header of "Accept:
application/octet-stream". This has limitations though, only one result can
be returned, so that wildcard query you provide as an example won't work.
You'll have to fully specify the path to a cell.

Otherwise, for JSON and XML representation types, since HBase keys and
values are byte[] and can (and often do) contain nulls and other such
unsafe chars, it doesn't make sense to provide them unencoded.
On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 3:43 PM, Ameya Kantikar <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> When I run some simple query on stargate it returns scarmbled values.
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> eg.:
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> curl -H "Accept: application/json" http://localhost:9001/t2/*/cf1
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> {"Row":[{"key":"Mg==","Cell":[{"timestamp":1363121013571,"column":"Y2YxOnRlc3Q=","$":"dmFsdWUy"}]},{"key":"Mw==","Cell":[{"timestamp":1363121724110,"column":"Y2YxOnRlc3Q=","$":"dmFsdWUy"}]},{"key":"NA==","Cell":[{"timestamp":1363216886908,"column":"Y2YxOnRlc3Q=","$":"dmFsdWU0"}]}]}
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> I understand that I can decode these values using base64 -d. But is there a
> way to show these value in "non scrambled" format from get go? I see even
> example here have scrambled values:
> http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/Hbase/Stargate
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> I was planing to use the HTTP interface for quickly looking into Hbase.
> (Yes I can always use hbase shell, but was checking if there is a simple
> way to do that via HTTP)
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> Any ideas?
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> Ameya
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