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From Patrick Barnes <>
Subject Re: Can I get just the keys from a view? [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
Date Tue, 15 Jun 2010 04:45:23 GMT
On 15/06/2010 2:33 PM, Lowry, Matthew wrote:
> Reading between the lines, I get the impression that the answer to my
> question is "No - the view API does not support fetching keys without
> values." This is a pity. And strangely inconsistent with the document
> API, in my opinion. The document API allows me to fetch references to
> documents without fetching the documents themselves. All the reasons
> that motivate the existence of this in the document API are also present
> when interacting with views. I can't see any reason why the view API
> shouldn't let me fetch references to the values in a view without
> fetching the values themselves.

A pity, sure. :-)

Inconsistent? No... consider '_all_docs' to be congruent with a view 
where emit(doc._id, {'rev':doc._rev}) is called on each document.
You can't avoid fetching the value for _all_docs - it's just that 
'value' and 'document' are not the same thing.


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