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A handy list of all the key CouchDB URI templates.

Databases and Documents

To see a listing of databases:

To see some basic information about a database:

To see all a listing of the data documents in a database:

To see a document:

To download a file attachment:

Design Documents and Views

To see a design document:

To query a view.

NOTE: Apparently the structure depends on the version #. In 0.8.1 the above doesn't work, but the below works: -- JohnWarden

To query a temporary ("slow") view (with the custom view function in the body of the request):


To format a document through a "show" template:

To format a view through a "list" template:

View Query Syntax

The most common query parameters for accessing views are:

For the full query syntax, see the HTTP_view_API.

URI_templates (last edited 2011-11-23 15:07:56 by 62)