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Re: DISTINCT with 2 fields in a tuple
Mehmet Tepedelenlioglu 2012-04-11, 21:04
Just group on those 2 fields. The 'group' field of the output will contain all the
distinct combinations. That is, of course, if that is what you wanted to do in the first place.
So no 'DISTINCT' is really necessary.

On Apr 11, 2012, at 1:53 PM, Mohit Anchlia wrote:

> I am trying to get distinct from 2 fields in a record. something like
> select distinct a, b from c; So I wrote this in pig which is actually not
> working. I did:
> A = LOAD '/examples/form_out/part-m-00000' USING PigStorage('\t') AS
> (FILE_NAME:chararray,FORM_ID:chararray,SET_ID:chararray);
> B = foreach A {dist = DISTINCT A.FORM_ID, A.SET_ID; GENERATE dist;}
> ERROR 1000: Error during parsing. Invalid alias: A in {FILE_NAME: chararray
> ...
> But this doesn't seem to be working. I thought A is a tuple and form_id and
> set_id are fields that I can do DISTINCT on. I saw similar example online
> but not exactly same.