cogRemove the history for a selection of documents from the wiki
Developed by

Oana Florea

Active Installs13
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LicenseGNU Lesser General Public License 2.1

Installable with the Extension Manager


The selection of documents can be configured in the wiki administration section:

spaceListAdd all pages from this spaces to the list of documents to remove the history for.
pageListAdd the list of pages to the list of documents to remove history for.
whereClauseAppends a custom where clause to select more specific documents (e.g.  or doc.fullName in (select doc2.fullName from XWikiDocument as doc2, BaseObject as obj where'XWiki' and and obj.className='XWiki.XWikiUsers'))
fromClauseAppends a custom from clause to select more specific documents.
maxResultsThe maximum number of documents to remove the history for.


The application will run a scheduler job that removes the history for documents using the job cron expression set by the user.



Tested on

This extension has been tested with the following configurations.

Extension VersionXWiki FlavorNotes
1.0XWiki Enterprise 8.4.4
  • The extension is a bit unstable, the versions are removed but there are some errors in the logs:
    2019-01-28 10:42:35,644 [DefaultQuartzScheduler_Worker-2] WARN  .x.x.s.XWikiHibernateBaseStore - ExecutionContext and passed XWikiContext argument mismatched, for data safety, the XWikiContext from the ExecutionContext has been used.
    java.lang.Exception: Stack trace
    at$ Source)
    at groovy.lang.GroovyShell.evaluate(
    at groovy.lang.GroovyShell.evaluate(
    at groovy.lang.GroovyShell.evaluate(
    at com.xpn.xwiki.plugin.scheduler.GroovyJob.executeJob(
    at com.xpn.xwiki.plugin.scheduler.AbstractJob.execute(
    at org.quartz.simpl.SimpleThreadPool$

Prerequisites & Installation Instructions

We recommend using the Extension Manager to install this extension (Make sure that the text "Installable with the Extension Manager" is displayed at the top right location on this page to know if this extension can be installed with the Extension Manager). Note that installing Extensions when being offline is currently not supported and you'd need to use some complex manual method.

You can also use the following manual method, which is useful if this extension cannot be installed with the Extension Manager or if you're using an old version of XWiki that doesn't have the Extension Manager:

  1. Log in the wiki with a user having Administration rights
  2. Go to the Administration page and select the Import category
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to upload the downloaded XAR
  4. Click on the uploaded XAR and follow the instructions
  5. You'll also need to install all dependent Extensions that are not already installed in your wiki
  • Some application pages need programming rights (the Admin Tools can be used to update the rights).
  • The Remove the History of Documents job needs to be scheduled.
Created by Oana Florea on 2012/10/01 17:03

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