Apache Accumulo Constraints Example

This tutorial uses the following Java classes, which can be found in org.apache.accumulo.examples.simple.constraints in the simple-examples module:

This an example of how to create a table with constraints. Below a table is create with two example constraints. One constraints does not allow non alpha numeric keys. The other constraint does not allow non numeric values. Two inserts that violate these constraints are attempted and denied. The scan at the end shows the inserts were not allowed.

$ ./bin/accumulo shell -u username -p password

Shell - Apache Accumulo Interactive Shell
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- version: 1.4.x
- instance name: instance
- instance id: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
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- type 'help' for a list of available commands
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username@instance> createtable testConstraints
username@instance testConstraints> config -t testConstraints -s table.constraint.1=org.apache.accumulo.examples.simple.constraints.NumericValueConstraint
username@instance testConstraints> config -t testConstraints -s table.constraint.2=org.apache.accumulo.examples.simple.constraints.AlphaNumKeyConstraint
username@instance testConstraints> insert r1 cf1 cq1 1111
username@instance testConstraints> insert r1 cf1 cq1 ABC
  Constraint Failures:
      ConstraintViolationSummary(constrainClass:org.apache.accumulo.examples.simple.constraints.NumericValueConstraint, violationCode:1, violationDescription:Value is not numeric, numberOfViolatingMutations:1)
username@instance testConstraints> insert r1! cf1 cq1 ABC 
  Constraint Failures:
      ConstraintViolationSummary(constrainClass:org.apache.accumulo.examples.simple.constraints.NumericValueConstraint, violationCode:1, violationDescription:Value is not numeric, numberOfViolatingMutations:1)
      ConstraintViolationSummary(constrainClass:org.apache.accumulo.examples.simple.constraints.AlphaNumKeyConstraint, violationCode:1, violationDescription:Row was not alpha numeric, numberOfViolatingMutations:1)
username@instance testConstraints> scan
r1 cf1:cq1 []    1111
username@instance testConstraints>