Perform a simple write (HBase)

Performing a simple write API call: MutateRow. Make sure samples use multiple SetCells (mutations).

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

public class WriteSimple {

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

  public static void writeSimple(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)) {
      final Table table = connection.getTable(TableName.valueOf(Bytes.toBytes(tableId)));
      long timestamp = System.currentTimeMillis();
      byte[] one = new byte[]{0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1};

      String rowKey = "phone#4c410523#20190501";
      Put put = new Put(Bytes.toBytes(rowKey));

      put.addColumn(COLUMN_FAMILY_NAME, Bytes.toBytes("connected_cell"), timestamp, one);
      put.addColumn(COLUMN_FAMILY_NAME, Bytes.toBytes("connected_wifi"), timestamp, one);

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

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

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