[MarkLogic Dev General] Issue with dls:document version delete

Rajasekaran, Santhosh Santhosh.Rajasekaran at hmhpub.com
Tue Aug 28 23:28:56 PDT 2012

Hi Abhishek,

Deleting the latest version means it is almost equal to deleting the document from the databse in normal case. In your case as you have deleted the document already, so it could not update or create new version in step 7. So, you can try to delete the earlier versions instead of last(), then hopefully your step 7 will wrok fine as you have the latest version.

Note: In step 6, you are passing the 3rd argument as fn:false() , this means it will not reatin event he document's property.


here $templateURI - is the uri of the document to be updated, as you have deleted the document in step 6, it can't find the document with the given URI to update.

The documentation for "dls:document-version-delete" says that this function overrides any configured retention policies and should be used with care.

So if you want to delete the older versions, before doing step 6 , perform step7 and then delete the older versions.

Hope this helps.

Thanks & Regards,

From: general-bounces at developer.marklogic.com [general-bounces at developer.marklogic.com] On Behalf Of Abhishek53 S [abhishek53.s at tcs.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 11:17 AM
To: MarkLogic Developer Discussion
Cc: Saptarshi Das; Pawan Saha
Subject: [MarkLogic Dev General] Issue with dls:document version delete

Hi All,

We are having issue with dls:document-version-delete API. Once the latest version of the document is deleted, we are not able to create next version using dls:document-checkout-update-checkin.

Here is the sequence of steps performed over xlsx (binary content)

Step 1:

let $content := BINARY_CONTENT

Step 2:

let $templateURI := URI

Step 3:

(:Insert manageable document inside ML:)


Step 4:

(:Creating multiple Version:)

for $a in [1 to 13]



import module namespace dls = 'http://marklogic.com/xdmp/dls' at '/MarkLogic/dls.xqy';

dls:document-checkout-update-checkin( URI ,doc(URI),'update',fn:true())",


<options xmlns="xdmp:eval">




(:Till now we are fine:)

Step 5:

let $latestVersion := fn:data(dls:document-history($templateURI)//dls:version-id)[last()]

Step 6:

(:Delete latest version:)


Step 7:

(:Ideally next version should be created by this step:)


(:No versions are getting created:)

The retention rule is created to maintained all version of document

Let me know in case this is an known issue or we are missing any step.

Thanks in advance

Abhishek Srivastav
Systems Engineer
Tata Consultancy Services
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