# TRUNCATE RTINDEX syntax¶

TRUNCATE RTINDEX rtindex [WITH RECONFIGURE]


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 might use this command before attaching an index; see ATTACH INDEX syntax.

When RECONFIGURE option is used new tokenization, morphology, and other text processing settings from config take effect right after index got cleared. This allows to make operations atomic.