Maximum age

Create a column family with an age-based garbage-collection policy.

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C#

To learn how to install and use the client library for Bigtable, see Bigtable client libraries.

// Create a column family with GC policy : maximum age
// where age = current time minus cell timestamp
// Initialize request argument(s).
// Define the GC rule to retain data with max age of 5 days
GcRule MaxAgeRule = new GcRule { MaxAge = Duration.FromTimeSpan(TimeSpan.FromDays(5.0)) };

// Column family to create
ColumnFamily columnFamily = new ColumnFamily { GcRule = MaxAgeRule };

TableName tableName = new TableName(projectId, instanceId, tableId);

// Modification to create column family
ModifyColumnFamiliesRequest.Types.Modification modification = new ModifyColumnFamiliesRequest.Types.Modification
{
    Create = columnFamily,
    Id = "cf1"
};

ModifyColumnFamiliesRequest request = new ModifyColumnFamiliesRequest
{
    TableName = tableName,
    Modifications = { modification }
};
try
{
    // Make the request
    Table response = bigtableTableAdminClient.ModifyColumnFamilies(request);
    Console.WriteLine("Created column family");
    // Print table information.
    GetTable(tableId);
}
catch (Exception ex)
{
    Console.WriteLine($"Error creating column family {ex.Message}");
}

C++

To learn how to install and use the client library for Bigtable, see Bigtable client libraries.

namespace cbt = ::google::cloud::bigtable;
using ::google::cloud::StatusOr;
[](cbt::TableAdmin admin, std::string const& table_id,
   std::string const& family_name) {
  StatusOr<google::bigtable::admin::v2::Table> schema =
      admin.ModifyColumnFamilies(
          table_id,
          {cbt::ColumnFamilyModification::Create(
              family_name, cbt::GcRule::MaxAge(std::chrono::hours(5 * 24)))});

  if (!schema) throw std::runtime_error(schema.status().message());
  std::cout << "Schema modified to: " << schema->DebugString() << "\n";
}

Go

To learn how to install and use the client library for Bigtable, see Bigtable client libraries.

import (
	"context"
	"fmt"
	"io"
	"time"

	"cloud.google.com/go/bigtable"
)

func createFamilyGCMaxAge(w io.Writer, projectID, instanceID string, tableName string) error {
	// projectID := "my-project-id"
	// instanceID := "my-instance-id"
	// tableName := "my-table-name"

	ctx := context.Background()

	adminClient, err := bigtable.NewAdminClient(ctx, projectID, instanceID)
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("bigtable.NewAdminClient: %v", err)
	}
	defer adminClient.Close()

	columnFamilyName := "cf1"
	if err := adminClient.CreateColumnFamily(ctx, tableName, columnFamilyName); err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("CreateColumnFamily(%s): %v", columnFamilyName, err)
	}

	// Set a garbage collection policy of 5 days.
	maxAge := time.Hour * 24 * 5
	policy := bigtable.MaxAgePolicy(maxAge)
	if err := adminClient.SetGCPolicy(ctx, tableName, columnFamilyName, policy); err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("SetGCPolicy(%s): %v", policy, err)
	}

	fmt.Fprintf(w, "created column family %s with policy: %v\n", columnFamilyName, policy)
	return nil
}

Java

To learn how to install and use the client library for Bigtable, see Bigtable client libraries.

// Creates a column family with GC policy : maximum age
// where age = current time minus cell timestamp

// Defines the GC rule to retain data with max age of 5 days.
DurationRule maxAgeRule = GCRULES.maxAge(5, TimeUnit.DAYS);

// Creates column family with given GC rule.
try {
  // ModifyColumnFamiliesRequest can be used both for adding and modifying families, here it is
  // being used to add a family
  ModifyColumnFamiliesRequest columnFamiliesRequest =
      ModifyColumnFamiliesRequest.of(tableId).addFamily(COLUMN_FAMILY_1, maxAgeRule);
  adminClient.modifyFamilies(columnFamiliesRequest);
  System.out.println("Created column family: " + COLUMN_FAMILY_1);
} catch (AlreadyExistsException e) {
  System.err.println(
      "Failed to create column family with rule, already exists: " + e.getMessage());
}

Node.js

To learn how to install and use the client library for Bigtable, see Bigtable client libraries.

// Create a column family with GC policy : maximum age
// where age = current time minus cell timestamp

// Define the GC rule to retain data with max age of 5 days
const maxAgeRule = {
  rule: {
    age: {
      // Value must be atleast 1 millisecond
      seconds: 60 * 60 * 24 * 5,
      nanos: 0,
    },
  },
};

let [family] = await table.createFamily('cf1', maxAgeRule);
console.log(`Created column family ${family.id}`);

PHP

To learn how to install and use the client library for Bigtable, see Bigtable client libraries.

use Google\Cloud\Bigtable\Admin\V2\ModifyColumnFamiliesRequest\Modification;
use Google\Cloud\Bigtable\Admin\V2\BigtableTableAdminClient;
use Google\Cloud\Bigtable\Admin\V2\ColumnFamily;
use Google\Cloud\Bigtable\Admin\V2\GcRule;
use Google\Protobuf\Duration;

/**
 * Create a new column family with a max age GC rule
 *
 * @param string $projectId The Google Cloud project ID
 * @param string $instanceId The ID of the Bigtable instance where the table resides
 * @param string $tableId The ID of the table in which the rule needs to be created
 */
function create_family_gc_max_age(
    string $projectId,
    string $instanceId,
    string $tableId
): void {
    $tableAdminClient = new BigtableTableAdminClient();

    $tableName = $tableAdminClient->tableName($projectId, $instanceId, $tableId);

    print('Creating column family cf1 with MaxAge GC Rule...' . PHP_EOL);
    // Create a column family with GC policy : maximum age
    // where age = current time minus cell timestamp

    $columnFamily1 = new ColumnFamily();
    $duration = new Duration();
    $duration->setSeconds(3600 * 24 * 5);
    $MaxAgeRule = (new GcRule())->setMaxAge($duration);
    $columnFamily1->setGcRule($MaxAgeRule);

    $columnModification = new Modification();
    $columnModification->setId('cf1');
    $columnModification->setCreate($columnFamily1);
    $tableAdminClient->modifyColumnFamilies($tableName, [$columnModification]);
    print('Created column family cf1 with MaxAge GC Rule.' . PHP_EOL);
}

Python

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    print('Creating column family cf1 with with MaxAge GC Rule...')
    # Create a column family with GC policy : maximum age
    # where age = current time minus cell timestamp

    # Define the GC rule to retain data with max age of 5 days
    max_age_rule = column_family.MaxAgeGCRule(datetime.timedelta(days=5))

    column_family1 = table.column_family('cf1', max_age_rule)
    column_family1.create()
    print('Created column family cf1 with MaxAge GC Rule.')

Ruby

To learn how to install and use the client library for Bigtable, see Bigtable client libraries.

# Create a column family with GC policy : maximum age
# where age = current time minus cell timestamp
# NOTE: Age value must be atleast 1 millisecond
max_age_rule = Google::Cloud::Bigtable::GcRule.max_age 60 * 60 * 24 * 5
column_families = table.column_families do |cfs|
  cfs.add "cf1", gc_rule: max_age_rule
end
family = column_families["cf1"]

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