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Documents are updated by patching their JSON with value. Documents are identified by a query or by _id's in value, where the latter takes precedence. value can have multiple documents (with _id's), which then are iteratively updated.


docdb_update(src, key, value, query, ...)



Source object, result of call to any of functions src_mongo(), src_sqlite(), src_elastic(), src_couchdb() src_duckdb() or src_postgres()


(character) The name of the container in the database backend (corresponds to collection for MongoDB, dbname for CouchDB, index for Elasticsearch, and to a table name for DuckDB, SQLite and PostgreSQL)


The data to be created in the database: a single data.frame, a JSON string, a list, or a file name or URL that points to NDJSON documents


(character) A JSON query string, see examples. Can use comparisons / tests ($lt, $lte, $gt, $gte, $ne, $in, $regex), with logic operators ($and, $or, (, )), including nested queries, see examples.


Passed on to functions elastic::docs_bulk_update(), and mongolite::mongo()$update().


(integer) Number of successfully updated documents


Uses native functions in MongoDB (mongolite::mongo()$update()), SQLite (jsonb_update()), DuckDB (jsonb_merge_patch()), Elasticsearch (elastic::docs_bulk_update()); a plpgsql function added when calling src_postgres(), and a jqr programme for CouchDB.


if (FALSE) {
src <- src_sqlite()
docdb_create(src, "mtcars", mtcars)
docdb_update(src, "mtcars", value = mtcars[3, 4:5], query = '{"gear": 3}')
docdb_update(src, "mtcars", value = '{"carb":999}', query = '{"gear": 5}')
docdb_update(src, "mtcars", value = '{"_id":"Fiat 128", "carb":888}', query = '{}')
docdb_get(src, "mtcars")