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From Jens Alfke <>
Subject Re: few doubts
Date Mon, 04 Jul 2011 03:30:54 GMT

On Jul 3, 2011, at 8:24 PM, Patrick Barnes <> wrote:

> Dynamically added, or 'temporary' views are really only meant for testing, and on small
datasets. Don't use them.

You mean the one-shot _temp_view. But there's no reason the app couldn't create bona fide
views in a design doc if it wanted to. These would persist and be as efficient as any other.

> Views are defined in the design document beforehand, yes, but a single couchdb view is
much more flexible and customisable than an SQL query.

Yeah; a view is more like a SQL index, that makes many different queries possible at runtime.

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