I think this post summed up very well about deletion in hbase (
http://hadoop-hbase.blogspot.ca/2011/12/deletion-in-hbase.html) Please have
If you need to delete a specific version of a cell, you can use version
delete marker as described in the post.
On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 1:24 PM, Jean-Marc Spaggiari <[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Hi Erman,
> It's normal.
> At t=1 you insert val1
> At t=2 you insert val2
> At t=3 you put a marker that row1:farm1:q1 values are deleted.
> When you try to read the values, HBase will hide all that is before
> t=3 because of the marker. Which mean you will not see val2 neither
> you will see val1.
> I think you can still see them if you read ALL the version for the row.
> 2012/10/9, Erman Pattuk <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
> > Hi,
> > I have started using HBase Rest Java client as a part of my project. I
> > see that it may have a problem with the Delete operation.
> > For a given Delete object, if you apply deleteColumn(family, qualifier)
> > on it, all matching qualifiers are deleted instead of the latest
> > value.
> > In order to recreate the problem:
> > 1 - Create table tab1, with family fam1.
> > 2 - Through shell, insert two values, as:
> > row1, fam1, q1, val1
> > row1, fam1, q1, val2
> > 3 - Through Rest Java client:
> > Delete delItem = new Delete(Bytes.toBytes("row1"));
> > delItem.deleteColumn(Bytes.toBytes("fam1"), Bytes.toBytes("q1"));
> > table.delete(delItem);
> > 4 - All q1 values are deleted, instead of the latest q1 value, which is
> > val2.
> > Is that an expected result?
> > Thanks,
> > Erman