Read using a timestamp range filter (HBase)

Creates a limiting filter on a range of cell timestamps.

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public static void filterLimitTimestampRange() {
  // TODO(developer): Replace these variables before running the sample.
  String projectId = "my-project-id";
  String instanceId = "my-instance-id";
  String tableId = "mobile-time-series";
  filterLimitTimestampRange(projectId, instanceId, tableId);

public static void filterLimitTimestampRange(
    String projectId, String instanceId, String tableId) {
  // A filter that matches cells whose timestamp is from an hour ago or earlier
  // Get a time representing one hour ago
  long timestamp =, ChronoUnit.HOURS).toEpochMilli();
  try {
    Scan scan = new Scan().setTimeRange(0, timestamp).setMaxVersions();
    readWithFilter(projectId, instanceId, tableId, scan);
  } catch (IOException e) {
    System.out.println("There was an issue with your timestamp \n" + e.toString());

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