Class SkippingIterator

  extended by org.apache.accumulo.core.iterators.WrappingIterator
      extended by org.apache.accumulo.core.iterators.SkippingIterator
All Implemented Interfaces:
Direct Known Subclasses:
ColumnFamilySkippingIterator, FirstEntryInRowIterator

public abstract class SkippingIterator
extends WrappingIterator

Constructor Summary
Method Summary
protected abstract  void consume()
 void next()
          Advances to the next K,V pair.
 void seek(Range range, Collection<ByteSequence> columnFamilies, boolean inclusive)
          Seeks to the first key in the Range, restricting the resulting K,V pairs to those with the specified columns.
Methods inherited from class org.apache.accumulo.core.iterators.WrappingIterator
deepCopy, getSource, getTopKey, getTopValue, hasTop, init, setSource
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public SkippingIterator()
Method Detail


public void next()
          throws IOException
Description copied from interface: SortedKeyValueIterator
Advances to the next K,V pair. Note that in minor compaction scope and in non-full major compaction scopes the iterator may see deletion entries. These entries should be preserved by all iterators except ones that are strictly scan-time iterators that will never be configured for the minc or majc scopes. Deletion entries are only removed during full major compactions.

Specified by:
next in interface SortedKeyValueIterator<Key,Value>
next in class WrappingIterator
IOException - if an I/O error occurs.


protected abstract void consume()
                         throws IOException


public void seek(Range range,
                 Collection<ByteSequence> columnFamilies,
                 boolean inclusive)
          throws IOException
Description copied from interface: SortedKeyValueIterator
Seeks to the first key in the Range, restricting the resulting K,V pairs to those with the specified columns. An iterator does not have to stop at the end of the range. The whole range is provided so that iterators can make optimizations. Seek may be called multiple times with different parameters after SortedKeyValueIterator.init(org.apache.accumulo.core.iterators.SortedKeyValueIterator, java.util.Map, org.apache.accumulo.core.iterators.IteratorEnvironment) is called. Iterators that examine groups of adjacent key/value pairs (e.g. rows) to determine their top key and value should be sure that they properly handle a seek to a key in the middle of such a group (e.g. the middle of a row). Even if the client always seeks to a range containing an entire group (a,c), the tablet server could send back a batch of entries corresponding to (a,b], then reseek the iterator to range (b,c) when the scan is continued. columnFamilies is used, at the lowest level, to determine which data blocks inside of an RFile need to be opened for this iterator. This set of data blocks is also the set of locality groups defined for the given table. If no columnFamilies are provided, the data blocks for all locality groups inside of the correct RFile will be opened and seeked in an attempt to find the correct start key, regardless of the startKey in the range. In an Accumulo instance in which multiple locality groups exist for a table, it is important to ensure that columnFamilies is properly set to the minimum required column families to ensure that data from separate locality groups is not inadvertently read.

Specified by:
seek in interface SortedKeyValueIterator<Key,Value>
seek in class WrappingIterator
range - Range of keys to iterate over.
columnFamilies - Collection of column families to include or exclude.
inclusive - boolean that indicates whether to include (true) or exclude (false) column families.
IOException - if an I/O error occurs.

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