Simple mapping library for CouchDB

npm install flatpack
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Flatpack provides some simple document modelling for CouchDB built on top of supercomfy CouchDB client. Flatpack will allow you to define a model, and will then create appropriate permanent views in CouchDB to allow for easy searching and retrieval of these documents, as well as creating a helper object which will allow you to easily manipulate documents of that type.


  • Provide alternate client implementations (use either supercomfy, cradle or nano)
  • Use Travis-CI for continuous integration


Defining a model

    // Define a model with just the default view (getByType)
    flatpack.define(couchurl, db, 'customer', null, callback);

    // Define a model with custom views
    flatpack.define(couchurl, db, 'customer', {views: {byName: ['firstName', 'lastName']}}, callback);

Saving an object

    // Create a document
    var customer = {firstName: 'Nathan', lastName: 'Oehlman', company: 'Sidelab'},
        customerdb = flatpack.use('customer');

    // Save for the first time
    customerdb.save(customer, function(err, id) {
        // id is the id assigned by couch to the document

Getting and updating object

    // Create a document
    var customerdb = flatpack.use('customer');

    // Get the existing object
    customerdb.get(id, function(err, object) {
        if (!err) {
            // Update the details
            object.firstName = 'Thomas';
            customerdb.save(object, function(err, id)) {
                if (!err) {
                    // All ok!
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