To add on, if you want to ignore the key part then substitute key with NullWritable. And do the desired modification in driver class in place of output key type.
Hope it helps
Bejoy K S
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Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 04:09:12
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Subject: Re: Reducers without output files
You can achieve the same within the existing mapreduce frame work itself. Give a NullWritable in place of reducer output value in reduce function. In your driver class as well mention the output value type as NullWritable.
From: Arko Provo Mukherjee
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Subject: Reducers without output files
Sent: Sep 15, 2011 08:56
I have a small issue with my Reducer that I am trying to figure out
and wanted some advice.
In the reducer, when writing to the output file as declared in
FileOutputFormat.setOutputPath() I want to write only the key and not
the value when I am calling output.collect().
Is there a way I can ignore the key part?
Can I write a Reducer function that doesn't do a output.collect()??
Say I omit the FileOutputFormat.setOutputPath() in the Driver Class.
I can then manually write the output to HDFS in the format I like.
Is this legal way to do stuff?
Many thanks in advance!
Bejoy K S