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From Robert Newson <robert.new...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: access a field of a document
Date Sat, 11 Sep 2010 09:11:53 GMT
You can achieve the PUT side with an update handler and the GET side
with a show function.

http://wiki.apache.org/couchdb/Document_Update_Handlers
http://wiki.apache.org/couchdb/Formatting_with_Show_and_List

B.

On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 11:41 PM, Dave Cottlehuber <dave@muse.net.nz> wrote:
> On 11 September 2010 02:32, Robert Wierschke <wierob83@googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> can I update/add a specific field of a document without GET the old version
>> of the complete document and PUT the new version. E.g. something like
>>
>> curl -X GET http://localhost:5984/mydb/mydocument/newfield -d {"newfild":
>> "new value"}
>
> No. You need to PUT the whole doc. You can avoid most of the fetch if
> you don't need the original doc, by just getting HEAD.
>
>> Is it possible to GET a specific field without creating a view that selects
>> the field?
>
> No.
>
>> kind regards
>> robert
>
> cheers
> Dave
>

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