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From Earwin Burrfoot <>
Subject Re: Incremental Field Updates
Date Mon, 29 Mar 2010 10:05:39 GMT
>>Variant d) sounds most logical? And enables all sorts of fun stuff.
> So the duplicate-key docs can have different values for initial-insert fields but partial
updates will cause sharing of  a common field value?
> And subsequent same-key doc inserts do or don't share these previous "partial-update"
> Sounds like a complex model for users to understand let alone code support for.
> Everyone gets primary keys though.

What you say IS complex. Sharing? Bleargh.

But everyone digs "update qweqwe set field=value where some_condition".
Who ever said that some_condition should point to a unique document?
It could, if you wish it so. Or you can do bulk updates if that's what
you need. Very flexible and no need to introduce any new concepts.

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