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This function deletes a single entry in an external data source. The plug-in server calls this function when it receives a delete entry request from the BMC Remedy AR System server. The BMC Remedy AR System server send a request when:

  • An BMC Remedy AR System API program calls the ARDeleteEntry function.
  • Users delete entries in an external form.
  • The server receives a delete entry command from a workflow process to delete an entry.


If you do not define this function, the BMC Remedy AR System server receives an error message and does not delete the entry.


#include "ardbc.h"

int ARDBCDeleteEntry(
   void *object,
   char *tableName,
   ARVendorFieldList *vendorFieldList,
   ARInternalId transId,
   AREntryIdList *entryId,
   ARStatusList *status)

Input arguments


Pointer to the plug-in instance that the call to ARPluginCreateInstance returned.


Name of the external table on which the plug-in deletes this entry.


List of external form fields. The plug-in uses this list to map BMC Remedy AR System field identification numbers (field IDs) to corresponding external form field names. All other input arguments and return values must see the BMC Remedy AR System field IDs.


Transaction identification number (transaction ID) that the plug-in server designates for each transaction. The transaction ID is unique to the thread that the BMC Remedy AR System server uses to access the ARDBC plug-in. There is only one open transaction per server thread.


Unique identifier for the entry that to delete. It must correspond to a value in the external data source and must be unique, non-NULL, and either character or numeric data. For an external data source, the entry ID can have more than 15 characters. Therefore, the entry ID can consist of one or more values of type AREntryIdType and is represented by the AREntryIdList structure.

Return values


List of zero or more notes, warnings, or errors generated from a call to this function. For a description of all possible values, see Error checking.

See also

ARDBCCreateEntry, ARDBCGetEntry, ARDBCGetEntryBLOB, ARDBCSetEntry.

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