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Query for Fields not defined

Query documents that don't have fields defined?
Select * from docs d where d.Foo = Undefined

This would be useful for querying for past versions of documents that didn't have certain fields.

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  • Ruslan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    For anyone who wants a Linq solution, it's: query.Where(d => !d.Foo.IsDefined()). To get the IsDefined extension method, you need to add "using Microsoft.Azure.Documents.SystemFunctions"

  • Jay commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    You can try the coalesce operator (double question mark ??). For example, to check if a Foo is undefined/null/false
    query.where(d.Foo == null || !(d.Foo ?? false))

  • Tom Tucker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Response from @DocuemntDB on twitter
    we will be adding ISDEFINED to the SQL Query Grammar at some point. ISUNDEFINED will be the functional equivalent of that UDF

    Use temporary user defined function to solve problem

    function isUndefined(input, property) { return (typeof input[property] === 'undefined'); }

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