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From Chris Anderson <>
Subject Re: Bulk CSV import?
Date Thu, 14 Jan 2010 22:15:54 GMT
On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 2:12 PM, Brian Candler <> wrote:
> 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.

If the CSV source was responsible for tracking _revs then it could work easily.

Chris Anderson

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