Delete multiple assets in Purview

Torralba-Resino Javier 61 Reputation points


I have a collection in Purview with more than 700 assets that I want to delete. The problem is that I don't see any way to delete multuiple assets, I can only do it one by one, and deleting the collection is not also the solution because it has assets related.

I have found an option to move multiple assets to another collection, but not to delete it. Can you help?


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Microsoft Purview
A Microsoft data governance service that helps manage and govern on-premises, multicloud, and software-as-a-service data. Previously known as Azure Purview.
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  1. PRADEEPCHEEKATLA-MSFT 59,331 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello @Torralba-Resino Javier ,

    Thanks for the question and using MS Q&A platform.

    Currently, there is no way to delete multiple assets from the Purview UX.

    The only way to delete multiple assets from the catalog is through REST APIs.

    Steps to delete an Asset in Purview using REST API:

    From this document, follow the steps to Use the Postman client to call the REST APIs.

    Step1: Get Token



    Step2: How to find a guid of an asset in Azure Purview Studio. Select any asset and you will find the guid in the url section:


    Step3: Entity - Delete By Guid – Used to delete single asset by using associated Guid:

    Syntax: DELETE {Endpoint}/catalog/api/atlas/v2/entity/guid/{guid}

    Sample URL: DELETE {Endpoint}/catalog/api/atlas/v2/entity/guid/fd279eb4-f6c3-1b0b-ad67-e4f8abd2972f

    Step4: Entity - Delete By Guids – Used to delete mulitple asset by using associated Guid:

    Syntax: DELETE {Endpoint}/catalog/api/atlas/v2/entity/bulk?guids={guids}


    DELETE {Endpoint}/catalog/api/atlas/v2/entity/bulk?guids=[  

    Hope this helps. Do let us know if you any further queries.


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