Here I will explain how to use CouchDB NoSQL database on CodeIgniter using PHP On Couch open source library (Data Access Library to access a CouchDB server with PHP).

PHP On Couch tries to provide an easy way to work with your CouchDB documents with PHP.

Here I assume you know PHP and CodeIgniter. If don’t go through http://ellislab.com/codeigniter Its running on your system.

Here is How to use Couchdb NoSQL database on CodeIgniter?

First Download PHP On Couch from here:

https://github.com/dready92/PHP-on-Couch

Setup instructions:

https://github.com/dready92/PHP-on-Couch/tree/master/frameworks/ci

1.) copy the PHP on Couch classes

copy all from /PHP-on-Couch-master/lib/

to /CodeIgniter_2.1.4/application/libraries/

2.) copy the PHP on Couch CI classes

copy from /PHP-on-Couch-master/frameworks/ci/libraries/

to /CodeIgniter_2.1.4/application/libraries/

3.) copy the config/couchdb.php file inside the config folder of your application/libraries/

copy from /PHP-on-Couch-master/frameworks/ci/config

to /CodeIgniter_2.1.4/application/config/

4.) edit the config/couchdb.php file to set the two configuration options couch_dsn and couch_database :

$config[‘couch_dsn’] = “http://localhost:5984/“;

$config[‘couch_database’] = “my_wonderful_db”;

5.) if you want the couchdb object to be autoloaded, edit the config/autoload.php file of your CodeIgniter application and add “couchdb” to the list of libraries to autoload

$autoload[‘libraries’] = array(‘couchdb’);

6.) Thats it!

References:

https://github.com/dready92/PHP-on-Couch/blob/master/doc/couch_client-database.md

https://github.com/dready92/PHP-on-Couch/blob/master/doc/couch_client-document.md

https://github.com/dready92/PHP-on-Couch/tree/master/doc

http://wiki.apache.org/couchdb/Getting_started_with_PHP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CouchDB

http://couchdb.apache.org/

http://planet.couchdb.org/

http://guide.couchdb.org/editions/1/en/index.html

http://docs.couchdb.org/en/latest/

http://wiki.apache.org/couchdb/

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