by simonc » Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:37 am

When I do a SELECT I don’t seem to be able to get the PK of a row. Example:

aql> select firstName, PK from test.user
| firstName |
| "firstNameTEST" |

When I do “SELECT * from test.user” I don’t the PK either. How can I include the PK in a SELECT?


by Bhuvana » Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:51 am

Hi Simonc,

Which version of Aerospike (server, client) are you using ?

We have recently added the ability to store and retrieve primary-keys along with the other bins in the record. This is specific to the C-client and I dont think other clients support it yet. There is no tools/AQL support for this yet.

Thanks Bhuvana


I am using AeroSpike Server Community Edition 3.3.12 and AeroSpike Python Client 1.0.27 which does not have support to SELECT PK along with bins.

  1. When AeroSpike will add this MUST needed functionality to Python Client?
  2. Is there any way to see “what all keys are in my cluster?”

I appreciate if AeroSpike’s product management can share some info. here.

Thanks, DJ


In the Python client release 1.0.30 the default behavior is to send the key:

pip search aerospike
aerospike                 - Aerospike Client Library for Python
   INSTALLED: 1.0.30 (latest)

The following script

from __future__ import print_function
import aerospike
import sys

    client = aerospike.client({ 'hosts': [ ('', 3000) ] }).connect()
        record = { 'foo' : 'bar', 'a' : 1, 'z' : 26 }
        client.put(('test', 'demo', 'd'), record)
        (key, metadata, record) = client.get(('test', 'demo', 'd'))
    except Exception as e:
        print("error: {0}".format(e), file=sys.stderr)
except Exception as e:
    print("Could not connect! ".format(e), file=sys.stderr)

Produces this output. Notice that the key is present:

('test', 'demo', u'd', bytearray(b'\xc4\xed\x01\x1aXT\xe1\x85\xc8\xbd\xb4\n1\xd6z$\x9ak\xb0\x17'))
{'gen': 1, 'ttl': 432000}
{'a': 1, 'foo': u'bar', 'z': 26}

Later releases will include the ability to explicitly set the key policy.


still it is not supported in aql ?


EXPLAIN requires PK as condition to show any record. So is this really possible to see primary key usiing EXPLAIN ? @rbotzer


Ignore my previous post. However it’s being worked on now.