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From Paul Bonser <>
Subject Re: Need to "subquery" in a view?
Date Fri, 25 Jun 2010 16:52:36 GMT
The usual way that's done is talked about here in the "One to Many"

Basically, you map function would be something like:

    function(doc) {
        if (doc.type == 'user') emit([0, doc._id], null);
        else if (doc.type == 'asset') emit([1, doc.ownerid], null);

Then if you want to get the user and the assets they own, you would
query the view with startkey=[0, {userid}] and endkey=[1, {userid}],
and if you just want the list of assets owned by a certain user, you
use a startkey and endkey of [1, {userid}].

On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 11:40 AM, Sean Coates <> wrote:
> ("subquery" for lack of a better term)
> (Apologies if this is a duplicate message. I subscribed in the wrong order.)
> Hello.
> I asked this in #CouchDB, but Jan suggested I also email it here.
> I have a problem where I have data in couch, and I want to perform what seems like one
too many leaps of logic from within a view. Here's some sample data:
> [
> {"_id":1,"_rev":1,"type":"user","following":[2,3]},
> {"_id":2,"_rev":1,"type":"user","following":[1]},
> {"_id":3,"_rev":1,"type":"user","following":[1]},
> {"_id":4,"_rev":1,"type":"asset","ownerid":1},
> {"_id":5,"_rev":1,"type":"asset","ownerid":1},
> {"_id":6,"_rev":1,"type":"asset","ownerid":2},
> {"_id":7,"_rev":1,"type":"asset","ownerid":3},
> {"_id":8,"_rev":1,"type":"asset","ownerid":3}
> ]
> I want to query for a given id where type=user, and get all type=asset records owned
by that user, or by users that the queried user is following. Here are some examples that
hopefully help:
> _id=1; want documents with IDs: [4,5,6,7,8]
> _id=2; want documents with IDs: [4,5,6]
> _id=3; want documents with IDs: [4,5,7,8]
> I hope that's clear enough. if not, please let me know, and I'll try to expand my explanation.
> The foundation of the problem seems to be that from within a map, I can't fetch secondary
type=user documents in order to perform what amounts to a join (in SQL-speak).
> Any help is appreciated. I'm currently solving this problem on the app side, but that's
far from ideal (causes a mess with things like limits, for example).
> S

Paul Bonser

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