delete_file {dataverse}R Documentation

Delete file (SWORD)

Description

Delete a file from a SWORD (possibly unpublished) dataset

Usage

delete_file(
  id,
  key = Sys.getenv("DATAVERSE_KEY"),
  server = Sys.getenv("DATAVERSE_SERVER"),
  ...
)

Arguments

id

A file ID, possibly returned by add_file, or a complete “edit-media/file” URL.

key

A character string specifying a Dataverse server API key. If one is not specified, functions calling authenticated API endpoints will fail. Keys can be specified atomically or globally using Sys.setenv("DATAVERSE_KEY" = "examplekey").

server

A character string specifying a Dataverse server. Multiple Dataverse installations exist, with "dataverse.harvard.edu" being the most major. The server can be defined each time within a function, or it can be set as a default via an environment variable. To set a default, run Sys.setenv("DATAVERSE_SERVER" = "dataverse.harvard.edu") or add ⁠DATAVERSE_SERVER = "dataverse.harvard.edu⁠ in one's .Renviron file (usethis::edit_r_environ()), with the appropriate domain as its value.

...

Additional arguments passed to an HTTP request function, such as GET, POST, or DELETE.

Details

This function is used to delete a file from a dataset by its file ID. It is part of the SWORD API, which is used to upload data to a Dataverse server.

Value

If successful, a logical TRUE, else possibly some information.

See Also

Managing a Dataverse: publish_dataverse; Managing a dataset: dataset_atom, list_datasets, create_dataset, delete_dataset, publish_dataset; Managing files within a dataset: add_file, delete_file

Examples

## Not run: 
# retrieve your service document
d <- service_document()

# create a list of metadata
metadat <- list(title = "My Study",
                creator = "Doe, John",
                description = "An example study")

# create the dataset
dat <- initiate_sword_dataset("mydataverse", body = metadat)

# add files to dataset
tmp <- tempfile()
write.csv(iris, file = tmp)
f <- add_file(dat, file = tmp)

# delete a file
ds <- dataset_statement(dat)
delete_file(ds$files[[1]]$id)

# delete a dataset
delete_dataset(dat)

## End(Not run)

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