Hello, after some funny result I now am able to create documents with an update handler. I want to use usual couchy ids, and didnt know how to get the (in one step, that is), so I did created one in JavaScript as below. Is this sensible? I'm a newbee, so comments are very welcome. Kind regards, alux ------ function(doc, req) { start({'headers': {'Content-Type': 'text/html'}}); var maxStr = 'ffffffffff'; var max = parseInt(maxStr, 16); var r1=Math.floor(Math.random()*max); var r2=Math.floor(Math.random()*max); var r3=Math.floor(Math.random()*max); var r4=Math.floor(Math.random()*max); var rstr = r1.toString(16) + r2.toString(16) + r3.toString(16) + r4.toString(16); var id = rstr.substr(0,32); doc = {_id: id}; doc.type = 'note'; var message = '

Created new document with id=' + id + '

' + 'Enter the new document.'; return [doc, message]; } Remarks: 1. This update handler shall be called from a browser with HTTP POST from a form, it returns HTML for the browser. 2. The four steps of random generation are because Math.random generates not very long numbers, and toString() removes leading zeros. So this should be rather safe.