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From Robert Newson <rnew...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-1501) Add flag to the changes API to return only new changes
Date Fri, 22 Jun 2012 17:43:58 GMT

+1 for since=now, it conveys the right impression.

On 22 Jun 2012, at 16:54, Benoit Chesneau (JIRA) wrote:

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> Benoit Chesneau commented on COUCHDB-1501:
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> 
> I was thinking we could have `/db/_changes?since=now` . Lot of users are using this pattern
and if it can be done in one request it would be cool. I don't see any reason to not have
it.
> 
> 
>> Add flag to the changes API to return only new changes
>> ------------------------------------------------------
>> 
>>                Key: COUCHDB-1501
>>                URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-1501
>>            Project: CouchDB
>>         Issue Type: New Feature
>>         Components: JavaScript View Server
>>   Affects Versions: 1.2
>>           Reporter: Daniel Gonzalez
>>           Priority: Minor
>>             Labels: changes, http
>> 
>> As discussed in this thread: http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/couchdb-user/201206.mbox/%3CCAAOi-OHB6%3DYu%2Bt%3DWkiFAypQAfnv%3DQd-PL4tELZNL1C1-TQvtWw%40mail.gmail.com%3E
>> I copy paste part of the conversation.
>> ---
>> I am subscribing to the _changes API. My database is quite big, and each time I restart
my client, I get all old notifications. I only need the new notifications, since the moment
that I subscribe to the feed.
>> I have seen that there is a "since" parameter, but this is not helping me further,
because I do not know what is the last document sequence number. So I would need one of the
following:
>> - a method to get the last sequence number to use as value for "since"
>> - a flag to tell the _changes API to just give me the changed *from now on*. This
would be the most clean solution, since it saves me a request to get the since parameter (which
can be outdated anyway very fast). Is there something like this?
>> ---
>> I ended up going the GET /dbname route
>> I guess there is no specific flag for the _changes API to request future changes...
>> ---
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