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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.
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.
API keys allow you to give access to a person or application without having to create a new Cloudant account. An API key consists of a randomly generated username and password, and appropriate access permissions. Once generated, an API key can be used the same way as a normal user account.