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From Patrick Barnes <>
Subject Re: Selecting part of a multi-value key
Date Sun, 21 Feb 2010 22:43:43 GMT
Hi Barry,

There are three ways to select data out of a view...

A specific key: ?key=["foo"]

A number of specific keys: keys=[["foo"], ["bar"], ["baz"]] (Which is 
passed in as user data on a POST request.

A contiguous region of keys, delimited by startkey and endkey.

If you have a view where each key looks like [$type, $date], then any 
docs having a particular type will be adjacent to one another.

startkey=[$type] (with no second element) will be lexicographically 
LOWER than any [$type, $date] key.

endkey=[$type, {}] (the second element is an empty object) will be 
lexicographically HIGHER than any [$type, $date] key, as long as $date 
is a string.

Does that work for you? The result set will still be ordered by $type 
then $date (although with the above startkey and endkey every record 
will have the same $type)


On 22/02/2010 9:32 AM, Barry Wark wrote:
> Is there a reason you can't alos create a view indexed by date then type?
> Barry
> On Feb 21, 2010, at 2:04 PM, David Van Couvering
> <> wrote:
>> I have a view that generates a type and a date as a composite key.
>> This way
>> the results are sorted by type and then by date.
>> I would like to call the view so that I get all rows that match a given
>> type, regardless of date. I need them sorted by date.
>> Is this possible? I've tried varying syntaxes to no success. I'd prefer
>> not to generate separate views for each type, but I'll do that if
>> that's the
>> only approach.
>> Thanks!
>> David
>> --
>> David W. Van Couvering

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