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From Sergey Soldatov <>
Subject Re: Row timestamp usage
Date Mon, 22 May 2017 23:41:34 GMT
AFAIK depending on the version of Phoenix you are using, you may experience
problems with MR bulk load or indexes. Possible some other 'side effects' -
try to search JIRAs for 'ROW TIMESTAMP".  There is no way to alter the
column type except drop/create this column.


On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 3:45 PM, Michael Young <> wrote:

> I am using a DATE type column as one of the leading columns in my PK and I
> am defining it as "ROW TIMESTAMP" to take advantage of the optimizations
> mentioned here:
> Are there any disadvantages to using this feature?  My PK has 20+ columns
> (queries are done over date ranges so I am interested in any optimizations
> which help such queries).  The value is set on UPSERT to the daily value,
> the hour/minutes aren't really needed for my use cases so I just use
> midnight 00:00.000 (eg. 2017-01-01 00:00:00.000).
> Once it's set, is there a way to alter the column type to be a regular
> DATE type?  Or would I need to recreate the table?
> Just wondering out of curiosity in case there are instances where I should
> not be using this feature.
> Cheers,
> -Michael

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