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From Dave Cottlehuber <>
Subject Re: access a field of a document
Date Sat, 11 Sep 2010 06:41:45 GMT
On 11 September 2010 02:32, Robert Wierschke <> 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?


> kind regards
> robert


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