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Use NLineInputFormat in AvroMapper
Hi, I have the following questions related to how to use NLineInputFormat with AvroMapper. I am new to use Avro, so please help me if you think what I am doing is not correct.
I have this project, need to pass the data to the MR job, that ideally each mapper will consume one line from the text file, this line of text will be the location of another resources), then load the data from this resource in each mapper. The mapper output will be an AvroRecord object that I already write the Schema file, and generated the Record object.
So far, my mapper works fine, if I am using the AvroUtf8InputFormat.
Here is my driver class, most logic list here:
        JobConf conf = new JobConf(getConf(), getClass());        conf.setJobName("Test job");        FileInputFormat.addInputPath(conf, ....);        FileOutputFormat.setOutputPath(conf, .....);        conf.setInputFormat(AvroUtf8InputFormat.class);        AvroJob.setMapperClass(conf, Tracking3Mapper.class);        AvroJob.setInputSchema(conf, Schema.create(Schema.Type.STRING));        AvroJob.setMapOutputSchema(conf, Pair.getPairSchema(Schema.create(Schema.Type.STRING), TrackingActivities.SCHEMA$));        AvroJob.setOutputSchema(conf, Pair.getPairSchema(Schema.create(Schema.Type.STRING), TrackingActivities.SCHEMA$));        JobClient.runJob(conf);
And my mapper like following:public class Tracking3Mapper extends AvroMapper<Utf8, Pair<CharSequence, TrackingActivities>> {    public void map(Utf8 value, AvroCollector<Pair<CharSequence, TrackingActivities>> output, Reporter reporter) throws IOException {    }}
Everything works as I expected, but here comes my question.I want to use NLineInputFormat, as I want to make sure that each line in my data file will go to one mapper, which means one mapper will consume one line of text. I tested with the hadoop NLineFormat without using Avro, which works perfectly for my use case, as default, each line of data only will go to one mapper. So I want to use it with Avro.
It looks like I have 2 options, which I don't know which one works for Avro.
Option 1, change my code this way in the Driver:
NLineInputFormat.addInputPath(conf, .....);conf.setInputFormat(AvroUtf8InputFormat.class);
Will AvroUtf8InputFormat wrap around the NLineFormat class correctly this way?
Option 2, which is the part I need help.
NLineFormat.addInputPath(conf, ....);conf.setInputFormat(NLineInputFormat.class);
If I do above, I will get the following exception:java.lang.ClassCastException: org.apache.hadoop.io.LongWritable cannot be cast to org.apache.avro.mapred.AvroWrapper at org.apache.avro.mapred.HadoopMapper.map(HadoopMapper.java:34) at org.apache.hadoop.mapred.MapRunner.run(MapRunner.java:50) at org.apache.hadoop.mapred.MapTask.runOldMapper(MapTask.java:436) at org.apache.hadoop.mapred.MapTask.run(MapTask.java:372)
So my questions are:
1) To use NLineFormat in my MR job, will option 1 work?2) If I have to set NLineInputFormat in conf.setInputFormat(), how I can make it work in my current Mapper and Driver? Does that mean my mapper shouldn't extend from AvroMapper any more? Can anyone give an example online location, or an example in the Avro Test cases in source code?
java8964 java8964 2013-10-09, 02:37