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From Ted Dunning <ted.dunn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: dot drill file
Date Mon, 02 Nov 2015 07:09:42 GMT
Are you talking about the overall requirements for .drill files, or just
the ones to do with file formats?

Obviously, there are more uses than just file format specs. Views are the
classic case.



On Sun, Nov 1, 2015 at 10:18 PM, Julien Le Dem <julien@dremio.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I'd like to capture the requirement for dot drill files.
> Here is my understanding:
> A ".drill" file is in JSON format and is a mechanism provided by the
> FileSystemPlugin to define the format plugin to use collocated with the
> files containing the data in a file system. It will override any extension
> or magic number header mapping.
> It will enable configuring the format plugin and record level error
> handling mechanism (bad record skipping, etc). It could be extended to
> support more in the future.
> Is this correct? Are there inheritance rules if more than one file is found
> in the hierarchy? Does drill look only at the dir containing the files or
> also all parent directories?
>
> --
> Julien
>

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