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From "Benjamin Young (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 15:05:08 GMT

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Benjamin Young commented on COUCHDB-1303:
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Good points. :)

Given that, we'd need a straight "wrapper" for the _bulk_docs endpoint, but with some user-created
handling code:
http://docs.couchdb.org/en/latest/api/database/bulk-api.html#post--db-_bulk_docs

Likely the perfect thing for someone to explore as a plugin. :)

> 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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