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

Last updated on MAY 02, 2017

Applies to:

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

Goal

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. 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

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. Use the Profile Asset Purge Function:

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

Solution

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