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Purging Profile Assets - Using the Profile Asset Purge Function (Doc ID 2259914.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 10, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Commerce Platform - Version 11.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Often times our customers will have requirements to remove profiles from the database. Whether for security or just a scheduled cleanup, they have a few options to handle this action but its up to the customer to determine which option best suits their needs. This document was created as a guide, and reference to the documentation provided on this functionality.

There are 3 options to remove profile data permanently.

1. Use the Profile Asset Purge Function:

Use the profile asset purge function to remove unnecessary user profile repository items from your Web application 

2. Using <remove-item> tag:

The removeReferencesToItem method removes any references to a given item from other items in its repository. This method can only remove references in queryable properties. You can invoke the removeReferencesToItem method by setting the remove-references-to attribute to "true" in a <remove-item>

3. Direct SQL Option:

This option should be used with extreme caution as making incorrect changes to the data in the Database can cause corruption and ultimately more issues down the road


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