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From Simon Metson <>
Subject Re: Triggers
Date Wed, 26 May 2010 13:07:19 GMT
	I do this in my application logic, rather than in the database. e.g.  
I just add a timestamp field before I POST/PUT the json document. You  
could then use a validation function to check that a date was added if  
you were really conscientious.

On 26 May 2010, at 14:04, Guillaume Leprohon wrote:

> Hi!
> I'm trying to find a way to insert a timestamp field with every
> insert/update.  Because I can't rely on the user to provide valid  
> data,
> this information would have to be inserted while processing the  
> request
> on the server side (just like the _rev field).  In MySQL, I'm doing it
> with triggers (before insert / before update), but (unless I'm missing
> something), there is nothing that compares with triggers in CouchDB.
> And since validation functions are side-effect free, I can't use those
> to do it.  Any idea?
> Thanks,
> Guillaume Leprohon

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