New Counters - client support

Jeremiah Peschka jeremiah.peschka at
Wed Jul 10 23:50:46 EDT 2013

If a counter doesn't exist, it's created when you increment/decrement the counter. Otherwise it returns your API's equivalent of "nothing to see".

So, in CorrugatedIron, you'd call RiakClient.IncrementCounter("bucket", "counter", 1);

After that command completes, the counter has a value of 1; assuming no other increments are made.

To initialize to a different value, simply increment/decrement the counter to the chosen value and begin from there.

Jeremiah Peschka - Founder, Brent Ozar Unlimited
MCITP: SQL Server 2008, MVP
Cloudera Certified Developer for Apache Hadoop

On Jul 10, 2013, at 8:00 PM, Y N <yug3sh at> wrote:

> Hi,
> The counters stuff looks awesome.... can't wait to use it.
> Is this already supported via the currently available clients (specifically, the Java 1.1.1 client)? 
> Also, when can we expect some tutorial / documentation around using counters? I looked at the GitHub link, however, some use cases are not very clear (e.g. are all counters automatically initialized to 0? How do you initialize it to a different value)?
> Thanks.
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