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Deleting whole collection (3 posts)

  1. simone.f
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Dear Mr. Heller,

    I am using your useful plug-in to set up a site for a library, and I am experiencing problems adding .csv bulks.

    After several steps of trial and error, I now have a collection full of duplicates (each with different barcodes); is there a way to delete the whole collection, and start anew?

    thank you for your assistance,
    Simone

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  2. Robert Heller
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 months ago #

    You will need to manually enter the SQL commands. If you are not confortable with that, you could go to the collection page, set the items per page to a high value (using the Screen Options tab) and then click on the checkbox next to the barcode heading and use the 'Delete' bulk action, deleting a screen full at a time.

    There isn't an *easy* way to delete the whole collection. I figured it was probably too 'dangerious' to do that, since *most* of the time nobody would want to (inadvertently) delete a whole collection my mistake.

  3. simone.f
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Thank you for your fast reply!

    I am unfortunately unfamiliar with SQL commands, and setting higher displayed items per page will still take some time (the maximum number deletable at once is about 200, otherwise I get an error because the url string becomes too large).

    Could uninstalling the plug-in and then reinstalling it help? That is, where is the collection data phisically (and I mean, virtually!) stored? Is it deletable from the server using filezilla?

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