Incremental values with CouchDB update handlers
Unlike most relational databases CouchDB does not provide an auto-increment function. Simply counting the number of documents (of a specific type) only works if you never delete any of them. A simple solution is to use a separate document to keep track of the count and update it by calling an update handler. You can use a single document to maintain counts for different types of document. Lets...
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