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From Barry Wark <>
Subject Re: Views with parameters
Date Wed, 15 Jul 2009 21:54:16 GMT
On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 10:10 AM, Paul Davis<> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 12:26 PM, Manuel de la
> Pena<> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have started looking a couchDb for a project of mine. I fully
>> understand the idea of documents and the work wot be performed with
>> them. But I have some question about the views: is there a way to pass
>> parameter to the views? So far all I have read points that views are
>> that, views and that I need to know them before hand. How do I make a
>> query at runtime then?
>> Is passing parameter in the view url work?
> There are two answers to this quite common question:
> 1. You're Doing It Wrong in so much that query a view needs to be
> thought of differently than something like an SQL query. Lots of
> people find that the types of questions they want to answer are in
> fact answerable using the view system.
> 2. Your questions truly are dynamic and you need dynamic query
> capabilities so you should use something like couchdb-lucene.

Keep in mind that couchdb-lucene is awesome for full-text queries but
doesn't (yet) support numeric queries.

> I can't say much else without more specifics.
> HTH,
> Paul Davis
>> Kr,
>> Manuel

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