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From "Paul Davis" <>
Subject Re: help regarding couchdb python view server
Date Wed, 17 Dec 2008 18:15:05 GMT
On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 3:32 AM, paul jobs <> wrote:
>  Hey
> So far I m loving using couchdb as a dictionary store and it is helping me a
> lot so far.. But i m unable to write queries in javascript
> how do you use a view that has been prepared in couchdb python and how to
> pass query arguments in views? it is quite confusing

There are no real 'query' arguments. Only slice operators to return
the slice of results you wan't. These being things like startkey,
endkey, count, etc.

> how do we write couchdb map reduce queries in python
> i have searched extensively but am unable to find a good doc

There's a description of view servers here:

Basically, the steps are:

1. Add a query_servers section to your local.ini and specify a
2. Edit your _design doc to include a "language": "python" member.
3. Write your map/reduce functions according to what the python view
server expects.

There's a python view server included in couchdb-python that you can
use as well.

> Please point me to solutions
> Any help is appreciated

Paul Davis

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