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From Robert Newson <>
Subject Re: Unable to delete a document
Date Wed, 14 Dec 2011 17:21:45 GMT
Did you pass the current _rev when trying to delete?

On 14 December 2011 17:06, Jay Zamboni <> wrote:
> While implementing conflict resolution in our application it appears I
> created a bad document.  A bug in my code seems to have written the
> _conflicts data from an old rev that had a conflict into the head document.
>  When viewing the document from the database listing screen in futon I see
> the document and its _conflicts field.
> Now that I have this condition, I can't seem to get rid of the document
> using either the REST API or futon.  When trying to delete the document I
> get an error "Document update conflict".
> Another odd thing is that using Futon I can see the document on the listing
> page with one rev, but when I edit the document I see an earlier rev.  If I
> delete it in Futon I get the same conflict error.  If I use javascript to
> delete either of the revs I get the same error.  I tried updating the
> document with _conflicts set to null, but that did not work either.
> I am in the testing phase, so I assume I can just delete the database and
> everything will be fine.  However, if something like this ever happens
> after we go to production I would like to be able to resolve the issue.
> Does anyone have any ideas?  I am using couchdb 1.0.2.
> Thanks
> Jay

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