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dropSearchIndex

New in version 7.0: (Also available starting in 6.0.7)

Deletes an existing Atlas Search index.

The mongosh method db.collection.dropSearchIndex() provides a wrapper around the updateSearchIndex database command.

Important

This command can only be run on a deployment hosted on MongoDB Atlas, and requires an Atlas cluster tier of at least M10.

Command syntax:

db.runCommand(
{
dropSearchIndex: "<collection name>",
id: "<index Id>",
name: "<index name>"
}
)

The dropSearchIndex command takes the following fields:

Field
Type
Necessity
Description
dropSearchIndex
string
Required
Name of the collection that contains the index to delete.
id
string
Conditional

id of the index to delete.

You must specify either the id or name field.

name
string
Conditional

Name of the index to delete.

You must specify either the id or name field.

After you run the dropSearchIndex command, there may be a delay between when you receive a response from the command and when the index is deleted.

To see the status of your search indexes, use the $listSearchIndexes aggregation stage. Once your index is deleted, that index no longer appears in the $listSearchIndexes output.

If your deployment enforces access control, the user running the dropSearchIndex command must have the dropSearchIndex privilege action on the database or collection:

{
resource: {
db : <database>,
collection: <collection>
},
actions: [ "dropSearchIndex" ]
}

The built-in dbAdmin and readWrite roles provide the dropSearchIndex privilege. The following example grants the readWrite role on the qa database:

db.grantRolesToUser(
"<user>",
[ { role: "readWrite", db: "qa" } ]
)

A successful dropSearchIndex command returns the following:

{
ok: 1
}

The following example deletes a search index named searchIndex01 on the contacts collection:

db.runCommand( {
dropSearchIndex: "contacts",
name: "searchIndex01"
} )
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