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Entity Purge Profile

The performance of programmatically hard-deleting (irreversibly) existing entity instances.

The Open Metadata Repository Services (OMRS) interface for a metadata repository defines optional methods for hard-deleting entity instances:

Method Description
purgeEntity completely removes an entity instance homed in the technology under test (including all of its history)
purgeEntityReferenceCopy completely removes an entity instance that is homed somewhere other than the technology under test (including all of its history)
Assertions
ID Description
repository-entity-purge-performance-purgeEntity See (3) in detailed logic below.
repository-entity-purge-performance-purgeEntityReferenceCopy See (5) in detailed logic below.

For every entity type supported by the technology under test, this profile does the following (in order):

  1. Searches for instancesPerType entity GUIDs homed in the technology under test. (This uses findEntitiesByProperty with a condition on metadataCollectionId and its performance is recorded as part of the entity search profile.)
  2. For each of these entity GUIDs, deleteEntity is called to soft-delete the instance. (This is necessary before a hard-delete can be done against the instance and its performance is recorded as part of the entity delete profile.)
  3. For each of these entity GUIDs, a purgeEntity is then called to hard-delete the instance.
  4. Searches for instancesPerType reference copy entities. (This uses findEntitiesByProperty with a condition on metadataCollectionId and its performance is recorded as part of the entity search profile.)
  5. For each of these reference copy entity instances, purgeEntityReferenceCopy is called to remove the reference copy instance.

Example

So, for example, if the technology under test supports 50 entity types, and the instancesPerType parameter is set to 100, then this profile will remove 50 (types) x 100 (instances per type) x 3 (home + reference copy methods) = 15 000 entities. (And it will run findEntitiesByProperty 100 times.)

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