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From Brian Candler <>
Subject Re: Bulk CSV import?
Date Thu, 14 Jan 2010 22:12:31 GMT
On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 01:37:02PM -0600, Zachary Zolton wrote:
> What would a function (API, really) look like for importing CSV?

Probably something like a cross between the _update and _list APIs:

* raw data is passed in, parsing is completely the responsibility of the
  user-written function (so it could be CSV, XML, or whatever)

* it has a callback which lets it emit a stream of objects like _list,
  and these are emitted as JSON docs and written to the database.

More difficult would be to allow bulk *updates* via this mechanism, because
having parsed out the IDs you'd need to be able to fetch existing docs,
modify and write back.

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