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From "Yves S. Garret" <>
Subject Re: Trying to wrap my head around CouchDB
Date Tue, 16 Jul 2013 22:35:08 GMT
On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 6:06 PM, Oliver Schmidt

> > Ok.  Say in MySQL I have an orders table, a customers table and an
> items
> > table (where the stuff that I want to sell is located).  How would this
> > look like
> > in CouchDB?
> You put each customer, order and item into its own document.
> > So you would have each customer, order and items document, but how
> would
> > you differentiate between the 3 types of documents?
> A common way to do that is to give each document a "type" attribute and
> then check for certain types in the views.
> The guide is quite outdated, nevertheless the first chapters are very
> informative, good to read and still correct.
> > I realize that this is not the same as MySQL, but I'm trying to find the
> > relationships
> > (and model them in my head) as to how I could do the same thing in
> CouchDB.
> Maybe you need some time to "unlearn" these SQL things. I find CouchDBs
> way of handling documents intuitive, maybe because I never really learned
> SQL ;)

It seems that way :) .  The very first OS that I used was MySQL, it was
open source and
relatively easy to setup, so I gave it a shot.

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