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From Antony Blakey <>
Subject Re: newbie question #1
Date Sun, 28 Dec 2008 13:54:10 GMT

On 29/12/2008, at 12:17 AM, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:

> Ok, cool.  So... can key be something else?  Or should I assume that  
> "key" is a synonym for "_id"?

When querying a view, the key may not be (is very likely to not be)  
the same as the document id. In a view with a reduce function, there  
isn't a document id per result because the result is a combination of  

Have a look here:

specifically the view api.

Antony Blakey
CTO, Linkuistics Pty Ltd
Ph: 0438 840 787

A reasonable man adapts himself to suit his environment. An  
unreasonable man persists in attempting to adapt his environment to  
suit himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
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