Ah, thats pretty! Many thanks Martin, that makes it feel much more couchy! How did you discover that? I'm very impressed! Thanks again, and nice day, alux On 28 July 2010 10:21, Martin Higham wrote: > I had the same problem and was about to embark on a similar solution when I > discovered that the req object passed into the update handler contains a > uuid for you to use. So all you need to do is > > function(doc, req) { > var newDoc = JSON.parse(req.body); > if (!doc){ > newDoc._id = req.uuid; > ... > > > Martin > > > > On 28 July 2010 09:01, Alux wrote: > > > 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. > > >