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    level-hash-index

    0.1.2 • Public • Published

    What it does

    Store any string into level, and get a collision free hash of that value that you can use in an index or something.

    For example if you put in the values hello, world, some very long string, hello, hello, and some very long string. What ends up being stored in level is this:

    Key Value
    23a4 hello
    r2d2 world
    d59c some very long string

    As you noticed, although some values were put in multiple times, they are only stored once. Each value is given a unique, collision free hash.

    Why is this a good idea?

    When making a query engine of some kind you often want to create indexes that stores the same values in several different arrangements. So instead of storing the full values multiple times in the indexes, you can instead just store the hashes, thus keeping the indexes from ballooning up in size.

    How to use it

    var HashIndex = require('level-hash-index');
    var h = HashIndex(db);// db is anything that exposes the levelUp API
     
    h.putAndWrite("hello", function(err, hash){
      // hash === "23a4..."
      // ...
      // ...
      h.getHash(hash, function(err, val){
        // val === "hello"
      });
    });

    h = HashIndex(db, options)

    • db is your levelup db (i.e. level, sublevel, multilevel etc... )
    • options.hashFn any hash function that takes in a string and returns a string
    • options.index_prefix the level key = index_prefix + hash (default prefix is "hash!")

    h.put(val, callback(err, data))

    Given a value, get it's unique hash. The callback data is one of these two

    • {hash: hash} - the hash of the value that's persisted to the db
    • {hash: hash, is_new: true, key: db_key} - the hash of the value and it's raw db key that hasn't yet been persisted, but is the hash that will be used once it is persisted.

    h.putAndWrite(val, callback(err, hash))

    Given a value, get it's hash, and write to the db if it hasn't yet been persisted.

    h.getHash(val, callback(err, hash))

    Given a value, get the hash for that value, if it has been persisted to the db. Uses level's NotFoundError if not found.

    h.get(hash, callback(err, val))

    Given a hash get the value. Uses level's NotFoundError if not found.

    License

    The MIT License (MIT)

    Copyright (c) 2015 Small Helm LLC

    Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

    The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

    THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

    Install

    npm i level-hash-index

    DownloadsWeekly Downloads

    6

    Version

    0.1.2

    License

    MIT

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