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From "Johannes J. Schmidt" <>
Subject Re: Requesting only new changes
Date Wed, 20 Jun 2012 22:03:35 GMT
Just to mention there is also a update_seq query option, which instructs
CouchDB to include a update_seq value in the view response, indicating
which sequence id of the database the view reflects. [1]
This comes in handy in a situation where you are interested in future
changes of a view.

g jo


On 06/20/2012 06:42 PM, Robert Newson wrote:
> Do GET /dbname and the return JSON blob should have the current sequence under the update_seq
> B.
> On 20 Jun 2012, at 17:30, Daniel Gonzalez wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am subscribing to the _changes API. My database is quite big, and each
>> time I restart my client, I get all old notifications. I only need the new
>> notifications, since the moment that I subscribe to the feed.
>> I have seen that there is a "since" parameter, but this is not helping me
>> further, because I do not know what is the last document sequence number.
>> So I would need one of the following:
>> - a method to get the last sequence number to use as value for "since"
>> - a flag to tell the _changes API to just give me the changed *from now
>> on*. This would be the most clean solution, since it saves me a request to
>> get the since parameter (which can be outdated anyway very fast). Is there
>> something like this?
>> Thanks and regards,
>> Daniel

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