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Delete Documents by Reference
If you identify one or more documents by their reference field, you can delete them from the IDOL server data index by sending a DREDELETEREF action (case sensitive) from your Web browser:
http://IDOLhost:indexPort/DREDELETEREF?Docs=docReferences&Field=fields&DREdbname=databaseName
where,
 
is the IDOL server index port (specified as IndexPort in the IDOL server configuration file [Server] section).
is a list of the (percent-encoded) references of the documents that you want to delete. If the references contain plus symbols (+) or spaces, percent-encode each reference, then separate multiple references with plus symbols (there must be no space before or after a plus symbol).
is the field containing the reference specified in the Docs parameter when a document has more than one reference. Separate multiple references with commas or spaces (there must be no space before or after a comma). For example, the following action:
This parameter is optional. If you do not specify a database, the document is deleted from all databases that contain it.
For example:
http://12.3.4.56:20001/DREDELETEREF?docs=http%3A%2F%2Fnews%2Enewssite%2Ecom% 2Findex%2Ehtml+http%3A%2F%2Fnews%2Enewssite%2Ecom%2Fcoverstory%2Ehtml
This action uses port 20001 to delete the documents with the specified URLs from IDOL server which is located on a machine with the IP address 12.3.4.56.