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This package is no longer maintened.Use pouch-cli instead of this module.


1.0.6 • Public • Published


Inspired from pouchdb-dump-cli. This package extends the capabilities of pouchdb-dump-cli to query specific data and dump it into a file. You can access it via the CLI or directly using the library. Note that importing this package into your code only gives you an easy access to query your PouchDB instance.


To install this package, simply run this command : npm i pouchdb-dump-select. If you plan to use the CLI, I suggest that you install it globally like this : npm i -g pouchdb-dump-select.


Once installed, you can use this command to access the CLI : pouchdb-ds which stands for PouchDB-Dump-Select.

Full parameters bellow :

  -h, --help         Help message  [boolean]
  -v, --view         The view name including the design doc prefix
  --vk, --viewkey    The view key on wich the documents will be indexed.
  -k, --key          The key(s) to fetch
  --dd, --designdoc  Determine if a design doc will be created if querying views.
  -o, --output-file  output file (else will dump to stdout)
  -u, --username     username for the CouchDB database (if it's protected)
  -p, --password     password for the CouchDB database (if it's protected)
  -s, --split        split into multiple files, for every n docs

  C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\pouchdb-dump-select\bin.js http://localhost:5984/mydb > dump.txt                           Dump from the "mydb" CouchDB to dump.txt
  C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\pouchdb-dump-select\bin.js /path/to/mydb > dump.txt                                        Dump from the "mydb" LevelDB-based PouchDB to dump.txt
  C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\pouchdb-dump-select\bin.js /path/to/mydb -o dump.txt                                       Dump to the specified file instead of stdout
  C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\pouchdb-dump-select\bin.js -u myUsername -p myPassword > dump.txt  Specify a CouchDB username and password if it's protected


The actual library is a constructor with 3 public methods.

You can access the full documentation here.

So first of all, you need to require the library :

var PDS = require("pouchdb-dump-select");


This package is not stable yet, so don't put it in a production environment. CLI parameters and functions might change. I will try to write a changelog if it happens.


  • Complete README doc.
  • Add unit test on the main code
  • Add tests on the CLI.
  • Add some format parameter so this tool is compatible with PouchDB-load
  • Reimplement the split file save


npm i pouchdb-dump-select

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