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  • From: Gagné Sébastien <>
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  • Subject: [grouper-dev] Recursive Stem deletion
  • Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 13:12:53 -0400


I was wondering if there was an easy way to delete a stem with children under it and delete the child objects too ? From what I see in Stem.delete() there’s a validation to prevent deleting a Stem with childs (groups or stem), why is that ? Is it because you couldn’t validate that the session/user had the necessary rights to delete all the child objects?


I can create a little bit of code that would do the recursive find and delete using a RootSession for our tests, but I was wondering why it wasn’t included in the Stem class directly ?


Our current use case is easy cleaning of tests and temp data, but maybe in the future it could be useful for other tasks.





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