This started off as a question, but turned into what I hope will be a helpful hint to others.
I ran across the cqlshExpand command for the first time today while doing my final round of studying for my Cassandra exam and wanted to try it out. However, I kept getting an error message. As you can see, it isn't even recognized as a cqlsh command and insists that I add on a semi-colon like a regular cql statement.
cqlsh:killrvideo> show version[cqlsh 5.0.1 | Cassandra 188.8.131.524 | DSE 6.0.0 | CQL spec 3.4.5 | DSE protocol v2]cqlsh:killrvideo> cqlshExpand ON ...; SyntaxException: line 1:0 no viable alternative at input 'cqlshExpand' ([cqlshExpand]...)
I thought perhaps my versions were out of date and so included them in the output above when I was forming my question. After trying this a dozen different times (even copying from the webpage to make sure I wasn't misspelling the command), I was about to submit my question.
For some reason I decided to try it just using "expand" and it worked!
cqlsh:killrvideo> EXPAND ON Now Expanded output is enabled
This seems like a handy command to know.
Have a lovely day,
EDIT: Actually, I think I just figured it out. The page I had found cqlshExpand on may have been for the non-DataStax version. I just did a little more poking around and discovered https://docs.datastax.com/en/dse/6.8/cql/cql/cql_reference/cqlsh_commands/cqlshExpand.html which I think refers to the DataStax version of cqlsh.
Just fyi - for a newbie this is quite confusing, especially since it's all on the DataStax site. I see that big blue banner on top and think I'm where I can get the best information. I will have to be more careful in the future.