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From Jeff Charette <>
Subject Re: http equivalent of curl example
Date Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:19:44 GMT
Also note that doing a request from the url makes it a get not a post.

Try using jquery or you can use

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On Feb 28, 2013, at 11:45 AM, Robert Newson <> wrote:

> you can do ?keys=["foo","bar"] in newer couchdb version, obviously up
> the practical url limit of around 2k (or 4k now?).
> B.
> 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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