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delete()

This operation deletes entities from a partition with a boolean expression.

notes

Using the partition_name parameter in the delete() method of a Collection object is equivalent to using the delete() method of a Partition object.

Request Syntax

delete(
    expr: str, 
    timeout: float | None
)

PARAMETERS:

  • expr (string) -

    [REQUIRED]

    A boolean expression to filter the entities to delete.

  • timeout (float | None)

    The timeout duration for this operation. Setting this to None indicates that this operation timeouts when any response arrives or any error occurs.

RETURN TYPE:

MutationResult

RETURNS:

A MutationResult object that contains the following fields:

  • insert_count (int)

    The count of inserted entities.

  • delete_count (int)

    The count of deleted entities.

  • upsert_count (int)

    The count of upserted entities.

  • succ_count (int)

    The count of successful executions during this operation.

  • succ_index (list)

    A list of index numbers starting from 0, each indicating a successful operation.

  • err_count (int)

    The count of failed executions during this operation.

  • err_index (list)

    A list of index numbers starting from 0, each indicating a failed operation.

  • primary_keys (list)

    A list of primary keys for the inserted entities.

  • timestamp (int)

    The timestamp at which this operation is completed.

EXCEPTIONS:

  • MilvusException

    This arises when any error occurs during this operation.

Examples

from pymilvus import Collection, Partition, CollectionSchema, FieldSchema, DataType

schema = CollectionSchema([
    FieldSchema("id", DataType.INT64, is_primary=True),
    FieldSchema("vector", DataType.FLOAT_VECTOR, dim=5)
])

# Create a collection
collection = Collection(
    name="test_collection",
    schema=schema
)

partition = Partition(
    collection=collection,
    name="partition_a",
)

# Insert a list of columns
partition.insert(
    data=[
        [0,1,2,3,4],                         # id
        [                                    # vector
            [0.1,0.2,-0.3,-0.4,0.5],
            [0.3,-0.1,-0.2,-0.6,0.7],
            [-0.6,-0.3,0.2,0.8,0.7],
            [0.6,0.2,-0.3,-0.8,0.5],
            [0.3,0.1,-0.2,-0.6,-0.7],
        ],
    ]
)

# Delete two entities
res = partition.delete("id in [ 0, 1 ]")

Related operations

The following operations are related to delete():