# TRUNCATE RTINDEX syntax¶

TRUNCATE RTINDEX rtindex


TRUNCATE RTINDEX clears the RT index completely. It disposes the in-memory data, unlinks all the index data files, and releases the associated binary logs.

mysql> TRUNCATE RTINDEX rt;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.05 sec)


You may want to use this if you are using RT indices as “delta index” files; when you build the main index, you need to wipe the delta index, and thus TRUNCATE RTINDEX. You also need to use this command before attaching an index; see ATTACH INDEX syntax.