Class MultiIterator

  extended by org.apache.accumulo.core.iterators.system.HeapIterator
      extended by org.apache.accumulo.core.iterators.system.MultiIterator
All Implemented Interfaces:

public class MultiIterator
extends HeapIterator

An iterator capable of iterating over other iterators in sorted order.

Constructor Summary
MultiIterator(List<SortedKeyValueIterator<Key,Value>> readers, boolean init)
MultiIterator(List<SortedKeyValueIterator<Key,Value>> iters2, KeyExtent extent)
MultiIterator(List<SortedKeyValueIterator<Key,Value>> iters, Range seekFence)
Method Summary
 MultiIterator deepCopy(IteratorEnvironment env)
          Creates a deep copy of this iterator as though seek had not yet been called.
 void init(SortedKeyValueIterator<Key,Value> source, Map<String,String> options, IteratorEnvironment env)
          Initializes the iterator.
 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.system.HeapIterator
addSource, clear, createHeap, getTopKey, getTopValue, hasTop, next
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public MultiIterator(List<SortedKeyValueIterator<Key,Value>> iters,
                     Range seekFence)


public MultiIterator(List<SortedKeyValueIterator<Key,Value>> iters2,
                     KeyExtent extent)


public MultiIterator(List<SortedKeyValueIterator<Key,Value>> readers,
                     boolean init)
Method Detail


public MultiIterator deepCopy(IteratorEnvironment env)
Description copied from interface: SortedKeyValueIterator
Creates a deep copy of this iterator as though seek had not yet been called. init should be called on an iterator before deepCopy is called. init should not need to be called on the copy that is returned by deepCopy; that is, when necessary init should be called in the deepCopy method on the iterator it returns. The behavior is unspecified if init is called after deepCopy either on the original or the copy.

env - IteratorEnvironment environment in which iterator is being run.
SortedKeyValueIterator a copy of this iterator (with the same source and settings).


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.

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.


public void init(SortedKeyValueIterator<Key,Value> source,
                 Map<String,String> options,
                 IteratorEnvironment env)
          throws IOException
Description copied from interface: SortedKeyValueIterator
Initializes the iterator. Data should not be read from the source in this method.

source - SortedKeyValueIterator source to read data from.
options - Map map of string option names to option values.
env - IteratorEnvironment environment in which iterator is being run.
IOException - unused.

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