How do I drop, delete, or empty a Solr index?
During early development it is common to discard an index and reload the data under a new schema. Clients often ask us how to "drop" an index.
Although it is possible to delete an index and rebuild it, this is discouraged. It forces a great deal of unnecessary Zookeeper activity. Instead, we recommend issuing a delete query to empty the index. Then reload your data.
https:/<load_balancer_URL>/solr/<collection_name>/update?stream.body=<delete><query>:</query></delete>&commit=true'This step is part of the more comprehensive How do I update the Solr Schema? procedure.
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