Frequently asked questions

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No, Cloudant automates compaction for you. Customers using a dedicated cluster can tune the priority of compaction against other database operations. The compactor is not exposed to end users.

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In your user dashboard, select the database you wish to examine. Then click on the 'stats' tab. Here you will find information about that database including the progress of view builds. You will find a progress bar for each view group showing how many documents have been indexed and how many remain.

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Yes you can, use the _bulk_docs end point.

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Yes! You can map your own domain (or subdomain) to your Cloudant server, or a path within it. Look for the "virtual hosts" section at the bottom of your dashboard page.

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The _changes feed is not guaranteed to return changes in the correct order. This is a consequence of clustering and is expected behavior in a distributed environment. Moreover, sequence "numbers" are actually generated strings in Cloudant, so it's not a good idea to rely on them for any information.

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