Instance Method


Removes from the index all items with the specified identifiers.


- (void)deleteSearchableItemsWithIdentifiers:(NSArray<NSString *> *)identifiers completionHandler:(void (^)(NSError *error))completionHandler;



An array of identifiers that specify the items to delete.


The block that’s called when the data has been journaled by the index, which means that the index makes a note that it has to perform this operation. If the completion handler returns an error, it means that the data wasn’t journaled correctly and the client should retry the request.

The block receives the following parameter:


If an error occurred, this parameter holds an error object that explains the error. Otherwise, the value of this parameter is nil.


The searchableIndex:reindexSearchableItemsWithIdentifiers:acknowledgementHandler: protocol method is called in the case that the journaling completed successfully, but the data was not able to be indexed for some reason.

See Also

Managing Items in an Index

- deleteAllSearchableItemsWithCompletionHandler:

Deletes all searchable items from the index.

- deleteSearchableItemsWithDomainIdentifiers:completionHandler:

Removes from the index all searchable items associated with the specified domain.

- indexSearchableItems:completionHandler:

Adds or updates items in the index.