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Apache HBase Primer by Deepak Vohra

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© Deepak Vohra 2016

Deepak Vohra, Apache HBase Primer, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2424-3_19

19. Using the HBase Shell

Deepak Vohra

(1)Apt 105, White Rock, British Columbia, Canada

All names in the Apache HBase shell should be quoted, such as the table name, row key, and column name. Constants don’t need to be quoted. Successful HBase commands return an exit code of 0. But a non-0 exit status does not necessarily indicate failure and could indicate other issues, such as loss of connectivity.

The HBase shell is started with the following command if the HBase bin directory is in the PATH environment variable:

hbase shell

HBase shell commands may also be run from a .txt script file. For example, if the commands are stored in the file shell_commands.txt, use the ...

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