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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: How do you handle multiple document groups?
Date Thu, 05 Nov 2009 17:33:20 GMT

On 5 Nov 2009, at 16:45, Brian Candler wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 05, 2009 at 12:03:55PM +0100, Jan Lehnardt wrote:
>>> For something like "" domain and "users" database. I'll  
>>> just
>>> have to replace all periods with underscores or something.
>> I wouldn't create databases per type.
>> say user a has the domains and
>> for that user the databases /a/foo_com/ and /a/bar_com
>> are created. In these databases, all documents for the
>> respective domain live. If you need additional info for
>> the user that owns the domain that is not specific to
>> the domain, I'd go with putting all user-specific info
>> in each of the user's databases. This is duplication,
>> but it doesn't really hurt, except maybe for users
>> with hundreds and thousands of domains.
> I'd say it depends what you mean by a "user"
> If a user logs in as to get to the blog, and
> to get to the blog, then each database probably  
> should
> have its own users table.
> If you can login as and you are 'attached' to both  
> the
> and domains as a user, then I'd say you'd need a  
> single
> users database, separate from the domain databases. The records in  
> the user
> database would list what domains the user is allowed to see. You can  
> use a
> map view to turn the data backwards, e.g. so that you can see which  
> users
> are allowed to access

Yeah, I had both methods in mind while writing, Thanks for clearing it  
up :)

PS: No need to CC me on the couch lists :)

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