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From "c.Kleinhuis" ...@digitalgott.de>
Subject Re: Linking of Documents / Attachments
Date Thu, 13 May 2010 11:09:48 GMT
 thank you for your answer
>>
>> i just decided to use couchdb in favor of hibernate/spring ... my name is
>> christian kleinhuis
>>
>> and i have some general questions:
>>
>> 1. How is linking of documents solved ?      i would like to have something
>> like a root node ( Project )
>>   and i would like to associate nodes ( tasks ) to this root node,
>>   what is the way to do it with couchdb ?
>>   do i use the "_id" of the projekt in my task document, or do i
>>   add the tasks as fields in the project ? but thus i couldnt edit a single
>>   task hence it hasnt an id ...
>>     
>
> It really depends on the application, but a reasonable rule of thumb
> is to store things that tend to get edited on their own in separate
> documents. Certainly, In terms of projects and tasks I would expect a
> project document and lots of task documents. However, something like a
> person and his addresses almost certainly makes more sense in a single
> document.
>   

i meant, how do i associate the tasks with a certain project, assuming 
that many projects
can be created


>   
>> 2. handling attachments ... are the attached files configurable in the
>>   file system, so that a user could go in the attachments folder and see
>>   the files directly ?!
>>     
>
> Attachments are stored in the database (and are replicated to other
> databases just like documents) but there is a FUSE driver that lets
> you map a database to the file system,
> http://code.google.com/p/couchdb-fuse/.
>   
 cool, thx for pinpointing


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