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From "Robert Newson (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-1303) Add a _bulk_update handler similar to _update but for bulk document changes
Date Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:16:08 GMT

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Robert Newson commented on COUCHDB-1303:
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Is a bulk version of update handlers desirable given that each item in the bulk update can
fail independently? Wouldn't that be very confusing? How would users handle that?


> Add a _bulk_update handler similar to _update but for bulk document changes
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: COUCHDB-1303
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-1303
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Benjamin Young
>              Labels: api, update_request_handler
>
> _update handlers are great (and getting better!) for building RESTful API's inside CouchDB.
One limitation I found tonight is that _update can only do a single document at a time. If
the API I'm building needs to update multiple docs (in a similar fashion to _bulk_docs), then
an outside "proxy" script is required. It would be ideal to have a _bulk_update handler to
allow for the same functionality as _update, but with the ability to insert multiple documents
at once.
> Perhaps the current _update handler API could be extended to support multiple IDs/documents,
but a separate API endpoint would be seem reasonable if needed.
> Thanks for considering this idea.



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