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From Olafur Arason <>
Subject Re: View advice
Date Fri, 08 Apr 2011 05:57:25 GMT
You can fake it if you want:

function(doc) {
  if(doc.type == "Article" && (doc.location == "NY" || doc.location == "CA" )){
    emit(["NYCA", doc.release_date], doc)

Or join the discussion about why views should have search fields so this could
be resolved once and for all.

They it would be:

function(doc) {
  if(doc.type == "Article" )){
    emit(doc.release_date, doc, doc.location)

then query it with:

_view/articles?limit=5&decending=true&search="NY OR CA"

Btw you only need this to call it from couchapp. It's better not to have the
whole url so you can easily change hosts and even database names
like application-test.

There is some work going on in this direction and it's important to let people
know that this is important.

Olafur Arason

On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 03:13, Pierre-Alexandre Lacerte
<> wrote:
> I am currently trying to create a view to reproduce this SQL query:
> SELECT * FROM articles WHERE articles.location="NY" OR articles.location="CA" ORDER BY
articles.release_date DESC
> I tried to create a view with a complex key: function(doc) { if(doc.type == "Article")
{ emit([doc.location, doc.release_date], doc) } }
> And then using startkey and endkey to retrieve one location and ordering the result on
the release date.
>["NY", {}]&endkey=["NY"]&limit=5&descending=true
> This works fine.
> However, I learned that I cannot send multiple startkeys and endkeys to my view. (To
mimic WHERE articles.location="NY" OR articles.location="CA")
> How should I design this? (It could happen that I would need to query for 15 different
> So far, I have 3 suggestions:
> 1- Store the view output in its own database, and make a new view to sort by release
date. I'm not sure if this option will be fast and scale well...
> 2- Use couchdb-lucene.
> 3- Hack my version to support multiple startkeys or endkeys.
> Thanks for your help,
> Pierre

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