I am writing a small Python program that loads some documents into couchdb.
It would be very convenient to check whether a database with a certain name already exists, so I can either create a new one or open the existing one. What I want to do is something like this:
def connect(url, dbName):
server = couchdb.Server(url)
if dbName exists: # how do I do this?
You can do something like:
try: couch = couchdb.Server() # assuming localhost db = couch['existent'] except: db = couch.create('somedb')