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From Sebastian Cohnen <>
Subject Re: Search for city by name, order by population
Date Mon, 12 Apr 2010 09:20:56 GMT
you are right, this won't work in your case... but I'm not sure if this is easily solvable...

On 12.04.2010, at 11:19, Magnus Ottosson wrote:

> Are you sure about that?
> Wouldn't [name, population] first order the cities by name and if
> there are more than one city with the same name they would be order by
> population?
> Magnus
> On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 10:59 AM, Nils Breunese <> wrote:
>> If you use [name, population] as the key I believe you'll get what you need. You
could query the view like this: ?startkey=["name"]&endkey=["name",{}]
>> Also check out the article on view collation on the wiki:
>> Nils Breunese.
>> ________________________________________
>> Van: Magnus Ottosson []
>> Verzonden: maandag 12 april 2010 10:25
>> Aan:
>> Onderwerp: Search for city by name, order by population
>> Hi,
>> I have a database with the names and population of cities (about 7
>> million entities). Is it possible, with couchdb, to create a key that
>> includes both cityname and population where I can search for a name
>> and get the matching results ordered by the population?
>> I tried to create a key like [population, name] and search like this
>> ?startkey=[0, "name"]&endkey=[10000000, "name]&limit=10 but it does
>> not work like the way I hoped.
>> Any ideas?
>> Magnus
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