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Delete an object

Learn how to delete a personal data object.

After adding an object, you may want to delete an object from a collection.

Delete an object from a collection


To delete an object in a collection you:

  1. Determine the ID of the object you want to delete.
  2. Use the CLI delete an object command or the REST API delete object by id operation passing the ID of the object.


You want to delete the object with the ID ab3d5be0-ffde-4a8c-983a-f79dd5d34e17 in the ‘buyers’ collection you created in Create a collection.

You request the deletion using either the CLI like this:

pvault object delete --collection users --id a7a445d0-7173-41c5-957d-bf83feadf32b

or REST API like this:

curl --request DELETE \
--url 'http://localhost:8123/api/pvlt/1.0/data/collections/customers/objects?id=ab3d5be0-ffde-4a8c-983a-f79dd5d34e17&reason=AppFunctionality' \
--header 'Authorization: Bearer pvaultauth' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json'

If the request is successful, you get a 200 response; there is no other output.