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xdmp:document-delete

xdmp:document-delete(
   $uri as xs:string
) as empty-sequence()

Summary

Deletes a document from the database.

Parameters
$uri The URI of the document to be deleted.

Usage Notes

The xdmp:document-delete function deletes a document and all of its properties, except, when directory-creation is set to automatic or manual-enforced, the directory property; it does not delete a directory with the same URI as the document being deleted unless directory-creation is set to manual. To delete a directory, use the xdmp:directory-delete function.

If a document does not exist at the specified URI, xdmp:document-delete throws an error.

Example

xdmp:document-delete("example.xml")

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  • Jim: why base-uri() instead of document-uri()?
  • to loop through a directory and delete file each you can do something like; for $f in xdmp:directory('/somedirectory/') let $uri := fn:base-uri($f) return xdmp:document-delete($uri)  
  • Corb is a good utility for doing batch deletes http://developer.marklogic.com/code/corb.