Delete All Documents from a Database

You can delete all documents from an IDOL Content component database either by sending a DREDELBASE action, or by using the IDOL Admin interface.

Delete All Documents from a Database by Sending an Action

You can delete all documents from an IDOL Content component database by sending a DREDELBASE action (case sensitive) from your Web browser:

http://ContentHost:indexPort/DREDELDBASE?DREDbName=databaseName

where:

ContentHost is the IP address or host name of the machine on which the IDOL Content component is installed.
indexPort is the IDOL Content component index port (specified as IndexPort in the [Server] section of the IDOL Content component configuration file).
databaseName is the name of the database whose documents you want to delete.

For example:

http://12.3.4.56:20001/DREDELDBASE?DREDbName=Archive

This action uses port 20001 to delete all documents from the Archive database on a machine with the IP address 12.3.4.56.

NOTE:

This index action does not complete if the configuration file is read-only.

Delete All Documents from a Database by using IDOL Admin

Use the following procedure to delete all documents from a database by using the IDOL Admin interface.

To delete all documents from a database by using IDOL Admin

  1. In the Control menu, click Databases.
  2. In the Database Control column, click Delete documents next to the database from which you want to delete documents.

    The Delete Documents dialog box opens.

  3. Click Delete.

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