Increment a cell (HBase)

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Send a write request that increments an existing numeric value. This type of write makes a ReadModifyWriteRow API request.

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import org.apache.hadoop.hbase.TableName;
import org.apache.hadoop.hbase.client.Connection;
import org.apache.hadoop.hbase.client.Table;
import org.apache.hadoop.hbase.util.Bytes;

public class WriteIncrement {

  private static final byte[] COLUMN_FAMILY_NAME = Bytes.toBytes("stats_summary");

  public static void writeIncrement(String projectId, String instanceId, String tableId) {
    // String projectId = "my-project-id";
    // String instanceId = "my-instance-id";
    // String tableId = "mobile-time-series";

    try (Connection connection = BigtableConfiguration.connect(projectId, instanceId)) {
      Table table = connection.getTable(TableName.valueOf(Bytes.toBytes(tableId)));

      String rowKey = "phone#4c410523#20190501";

          Bytes.toBytes(rowKey), COLUMN_FAMILY_NAME, Bytes.toBytes("connected_cell"), -1);

      System.out.printf("Successfully updated row %s", rowKey);

    } catch (Exception e) {
      System.out.println("Error during WriteIncrement: \n" + e.toString());

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