express-couchdb-fs

An express module that adds a couchDb file service api to any express app.

express-couchFs

A express module that provides a simple file upload api using couchDb as file storage.

npm install express-couchFs --save
var couchFs = require('express-couchdb-fs');
 
app.configure(function() {
  app.use('/api/file', couchFs({couch: 'http://localhost:5984/fs'}));
});

If you would like to dynamically change which database is being used, then use the following configuration and set the request parameter given to the name of the database to use. The database_parameter_name is optional and will default to "COUCH_DB".

app.use('/api/file', couchFs({url: 'http://localhost:5984/', database_parameter_name: 'COUCH_DB' }));

POST /api/file

The post statement can be a FORM Post or XHR2 post, the important aspect is that the body contains a file field named: uploadFile

On Success, this returns the couchdb generated document response:

{
  ok: true,
  id: xxxxx,
  rev: xxxx
}

Grabs the file and downloads it to the client with a save as dialog. Or shows it as an image if the file is an image file. Does not do any caching but should be added.

Removes the file from the file store

MIT

pull request are welcome