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From Robert Newson <>
Subject Re: http equivalent of curl example
Date Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:45:54 GMT
you can do ?keys=["foo","bar"] in newer couchdb version, obviously up
the practical url limit of around 2k (or 4k now?).


On 28 February 2013 16:38, Tim Tisdall <> wrote:
> In that example the variables are being passed in as POST values.  You're
> adding them to the URL which is making them GET variables.  Do you have
> code examples that you're trying to use in Javascript?  Are you using
> jQuery?
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 11:32 AM, Alexander Gabriel <>wrote:
>> Hi
>> The couchdb docs are full of examples using curl.
>> My problem is, I'm a noob and a windows user. And I am programming using
>> Javascript, not Curl (I suspect most of you are?).
>> Well, I have spent quite a while sitting in front of all these examples
>> scratching my head and wondering how to write them in http. I'd better just
>> ask an example:
>> What would this here: curl -d '{"keys":["bar","baz"]}' -X POST
>> be in http?
>> I have tried this:
>> In case this is correct then maybe it did not work for me because my array
>> contains hundreds, sometimes thousands of id's which is why I am looking
>> for a way to fetch them all in one request.
>> What would the best way be to fetch hundreds of docs of which you know the
>> id and can't use a view? (other than opening every on single)
>> My use-case: Importing big lists into a couch. The data in the uploaded
>> .csv-files comes with id's and has to be inserted into the corresponding
>> docs.
>> Cheers
>> Alex

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