Auto-increment ID


In my project, I have added an initial value to ID through java application.
Now, i want to auto-increment this ID value every time the program runs.

How to set an auto-increment ID

This one is tough because this there is no concept of tables and rows. So there is no “last row” to increment from. If your SET()/sec is not really high then you could do a view to get the last document “887_your_key”… then you next would would be “888_your_key”…
How many SET()/sec will you be doing at Peak?


Number of SET()/sec will increase in future…so I want a robust workaround to auto increment view ID.


the general pattern for auto increment is:

  1. use the incr() operation to atomically create a new number (a specific doc which acts as your counter)
  2. then go use that number to construct the document key.

This will make sure that - since the incr is atomic - you will not end up with duplicate keys.