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From "ara.t.howard" <>
Subject Re: Can I guarantee uniqueness in a field without using _id?
Date Wed, 14 Jan 2009 19:58:09 GMT

On Jan 13, 2009, at 11:51 PM, Chris Anderson wrote:

> CouchDB will enforce unique docids within a database on a single node.
> In the long run, we may also support partitioning a single database
> across many nodes. In that case, we should also support uniqueness
> constraints with a single logical database. So should your name server
> get too busy for one box, Couch should support spreading the load
> across a cluster of boxes.

even more useful would be to be able to set some sort of key prefix  
per server.  a scope if you will.

that plus ha-proxy to multiple backends would be powerful.

a @
we can deny everything, except that we have the possibility of being  
better. simply reflect on that.
h.h. the 14th dalai lama

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