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From J Chris Anderson <>
Subject Re: _changes response in a custom format
Date Thu, 26 Aug 2010 14:55:34 GMT

On Aug 26, 2010, at 7:48 AM, Zachary Zolton wrote:

> Zsolt,
> There is currently no built-in functionality to transform the _changes
> feed. Your best bet would be to use your favorite web scripting tools
> (Rails, PHP, CGI, etc) in between CouchDB's _changes and Solr.

I would love to see a patch that allows _list like functionality to be applied to _changes.

I think this would enable Web chat in browsers without JavaScript enabled, among other cool


> Cheers,
> Zach
> On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 5:21 AM, Zsolt Czinkos <> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm a newbie here in the couchdb world. I've read some papers, given
>> couchdb a try and now I have one question I can't answer.
>> Is it possible to get _changes document in a custom format, for
>> example XML? Can I use a show function here somehow (or a view)?
>> I'm planning to use couchdb and Solr together, and _changes api looks
>> promising to provide changes since last indexing. It would be very
>> easy to feed Solr with its own XML format if I could get it directly
>> from couchdb.
>> Thanks in advance.
>> Zsolt

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