Cassandra set the writetime explicitly with a PreparedStatement

This is a quick one, I wanted to set the writetime of a row explicitly when I populate the database for testing purposes. We use the writetime of a column to filter them out.

It required some looking around to find out how to do this…. so I figured I write an article about it.

The timestamp will be set for ALL cells in this row (well not the primary key, cause it does not have a timestamp, but the others).

The timestamp is given as milliseconds since EPOC, so lots of digits :-).

A prepared statement would then look like this (Scala code)

TTL and TIMESTAMP can both be set like this, i.e. with [ttl] and [timestamp]


SBT Good to know…

Dependecy problems

I have been having some difficulties figuring out what depends on what. I found the following set plugins which I think can be really helpful;


Be sure to install GraphWiz first, I used Homebrew on my Mac

brew install graphviz

and I also had to create a config file

with the following content

The readme explains how to use it pretty well, simply start sbt CLI

It will give you a graph that looks something like this (it is in SVG format so it is searchable!!!) Now you should see which package/jar is using which, and also where the different versions clash…dependency-graph


Show the class path for the run command