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Clear Objects | JavaScript API Client V3 (Deprecated)

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Required API Key: any key with the deleteIndex ACL
Method signature

About this method

Clear the records of an index without affecting its settings.

This method enables you to delete an index’s contents (records) without removing any settings, rules and synonyms.

If you want to remove the entire index and not just its records, use the delete method instead.

Clearing an index will have no impact on its Analytics data because you cannot clear an index’s analytics data.

Note this is an expensive operation:

  • when you have more than 100 requests pending, your requests will be throttled.
  • when you have more than 5000 requests pending, further requests will be ignored.
  • if needed, these values can be tuned through configuration.




No parameters for this method.


In this section we document the JSON response returned by the API. Each language will encapsulate this response inside objects specific to the language and/or the implementation. So the actual type in your language might differ from what is documented.

JSON format

  "updatedAt": "2017-12-18T21:22:40.761Z",
  "taskID": 19541511530

Date at which the job to clear the index has been created.


This is the taskID which is used with the waitTask method.

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