Delete Documents and Ranges of Documents

If you identify individual documents or ranges of documents by their ID, you can delete them from the IDOL Content component data index by sending a DREDELETEDOC action (case sensitive) from your Web browser:

http://ContentHost:indexPort/DREDELETEDOC?Docs=docIDs

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).
docIDs

is one or more individual document IDs or ranges of document IDs that specify the documents that you want to delete. Use one or a combination of the following two formats:

  • docID. Specify the IDs of one or more documents. To specify multiple document IDs, separate them with plus symbols (there must be no space before or after a plus symbol).

  • range=[min_docID,max_docID]. Enter the document ID of the first and last document in a range of documents that you want to delete.

If you want to combine the formats, separate them with plus symbols (there must be no space before or after a plus symbol).

For example:

http://MyHost:20001/DREDELETEDOC?Docs=3+5+range=[7,10]

This action uses port 20001 to delete the documents with the DocIDs 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 10 from the IDOL Content component, which is located on a machine with the host name MyHost.

Delete Documents in IDOL Admin

After you use the Test Action tab in the Console page in the Control section of IDOL Admin, you can delete individual documents or sets of documents from the results list in the IDOL Admin interface.

To delete a set of documents in IDOL Admin

  1. In the results list, click Delete these documents.

    The Delete Documents dialog box opens.

  2. Click Delete Documents.

To delete an individual document in IDOL Admin

  1. In the results list, click Options next to the document that you want to delete.

    The Edit query result dialog box opens.

  2. Click Delete.

    The Delete dialog box opens.

  3. Click Delete.

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