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From Dave Cottlehuber <>
Subject Re: tracking changes - how to check what was deleted?
Date Thu, 16 May 2013 15:59:48 GMT
On 16 May 2013 13:47, svilen <> wrote:
> g'day
> so i have multiple (3) kinds of documents (say with fields .type=..) in
> same database. And i listen to changes feed, and according to type,
> show the different kinds of docs in 3 different windows.
> if some doc was deleted, how can i guess what .type it had ?
> changes return only _id and _rev of the new deleted stub..
> is looking up the in those 3 caches the only option?
> ciao
> svilen

Hey Svilen,

Some things:

Changes only returns the "last known good" change (~handwavey~) if
that makes sense - e.g. if doc a -> a' -> a'' -> a''' are processed in
between you checking changes, you will not receive a', a'' at all.

Document deletion inside couch is simply taking doc._id,_rev only and
storing a new doc._id, doc._deleted, and _rev + 1. There is nothing
stopping you re-implementing DELETE yourself (e.g. update handler
server side, or client side as you like), and storing doc._id _rev AND
_type as well.

Alternatively, use a byte of the id to store the type if you can achieve that.

That should see you right.


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