Read by keys

Read using a noncontiguous set of row keys.

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Go

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

To authenticate to Bigtable, set up Application Default Credentials. For more information, see Set up authentication for a local development environment.

log.Printf("Getting a single greeting by row key:")
row, err := tbl.ReadRow(ctx, rowKeys[0], bigtable.RowFilter(bigtable.ColumnFilter(columnName)))
if err != nil {
	log.Fatalf("Could not read row with key %s: %v", rowKeys[0], err)
}
log.Printf("\t%s = %s\n", rowKeys[0], string(row[columnFamilyName][0].Value))

Java

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

To authenticate to Bigtable, set up Application Default Credentials. For more information, see Set up authentication for a local development environment.

try {
  System.out.println("\nReading a single row by row key");
  Row row = dataClient.readRow(tableId, ROW_KEY_PREFIX + 0);
  System.out.println("Row: " + row.getKey().toStringUtf8());
  for (RowCell cell : row.getCells()) {
    System.out.printf(
        "Family: %s    Qualifier: %s    Value: %s%n",
        cell.getFamily(), cell.getQualifier().toStringUtf8(), cell.getValue().toStringUtf8());
  }
  return row;
} catch (NotFoundException e) {
  System.err.println("Failed to read from a non-existent table: " + e.getMessage());
  return null;
}
try {
  System.out.println("\nReading specific cells by family and qualifier");
  Row row = dataClient.readRow(tableId, ROW_KEY_PREFIX + 0);
  System.out.println("Row: " + row.getKey().toStringUtf8());
  List<RowCell> cells = row.getCells(COLUMN_FAMILY, COLUMN_QUALIFIER_NAME);
  for (RowCell cell : cells) {
    System.out.printf(
        "Family: %s    Qualifier: %s    Value: %s%n",
        cell.getFamily(), cell.getQualifier().toStringUtf8(), cell.getValue().toStringUtf8());
  }
  return cells;
} catch (NotFoundException e) {
  System.err.println("Failed to read from a non-existent table: " + e.getMessage());
  return null;
}

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