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From Bob Briski <>
Subject Re: mapping on a key that doesn't exist
Date Tue, 13 May 2008 22:28:34 GMT
I'm running 0.7.3a655625.

It seems like Hans, Damien and Jan were correct though.  The JS I was  
writing was technically invalid.  I've since added guard statements  
to my views and they're working fine.


On May 13, 2008, at 3:19 PM, Christopher Lenz wrote:

> On 13.05.2008, at 23:19, Bob Briski wrote:
>> I've found that I can't create a view with a key that includes a  
>> document key that doesn't exist in all documents.
>> I confused myself with that opening statement so here's an example  
>> of what I'm talking about:
>> I understand if this is the way it's supposed to work.  I also  
>> understand that I can use an if statement to check if the key  
>> exists in the document.  However, that means that if I change the  
>> schema of future documents and I've written a previous view that  
>> doesn't check for all of it's keys, those previous views cease to  
>> function.
>> I thought that a large advantage of document databases is the  
>> ability to change the schema of your documents and not cause  
>> problems.  Is this not the case, or am I thinking of this  
>> incorrectly?
> What CouchDB version are you using? I think you're running into a  
> bug in the JS view server that was fixed in trunk sometime after  
> the 0.7.2 release.
> Cheers,
> --
> Christopher Lenz
>   cmlenz at

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