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From Ryan Mohr <>
Subject Re: overwrite document without revision?
Date Sun, 10 Nov 2013 23:47:31 GMT
Dave, this isn't my thread. Alex had asked:

> Is there any way to unconditionally overwrite a document without
first making a round-trip to get the current rev?

Everyone said no. Looks like it's totally doable using new_edits=false and
a script that resolves any conflicts by simply picking the most recent

Whether or not couchdb is a good fit for Alex's needs is a separate issue.

On Sunday, November 10, 2013, Dave Cottlehuber wrote:

> Hi Ryan,
> You're desperately trying to find a way to make CouchDB's immutable
> storage system work like a mutable one. Please don't :-) -- it's going
> against the grain.
> I'd suggest taking a step back for a moment, reading carefully through
> these 2 sections in particular from the guide:
> What features are you after from your overall app that makes couchdb a
> good fit (or not)?
> What Jens is referring to is that new_edits is an API that allows the
> multi-master replication engine to introduce conflicts directly into
> the existing revision tree for a document. You'll then need to resolve
> these introduced conflicts directly to ensure that your new entry
> "comes out on top" as there's no guarantees it won't by default.
> A+
> Dave

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