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From Tim Tisdall <>
Subject Re: http equivalent of curl example
Date Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:38:49 GMT
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

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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