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store.clear older than a certain date?

  • 18 November 2020
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A store is limited to 500 keys so can get full. says it will automatically expire keys older than 3 months.

So, is there instead a way to clear keys older than a certain date? e.g. 4 days is old enough for my use case.





Best answer by mrjcleaver 1 December 2020, 14:02

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Also, there seems to be no way to determine how many keys are in the store. wasn’t much help either.



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I’m not sure...Can you explain your use case here a little bit for us?


This is the only info I could find:


David’s answer was as follows: 


David here, from the Zapier Platform team.

First things first - both the Storage by Zapier app and the Python / JS store clients all use the same backend. Ergo, keys that haven't been touched in 3 months are purged, regardless of which client originally added them. If that knowledge fixes your problem, great!

If the [4 day] window is important, there are a few options.

  1. whenever you write the key, add another step on a [4 day] delay that removes it
  2. store the info with the date it was written. Then periodically (weekly?) get all the values, iterate over them to find the values that are outside your window, and delete those.

Those are the best ways I can think to do it. Hope that points you in the right direction!






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Somewhere I read to give up on Store and instead use a Google Sheet. That has the bonus that it’s much easier to diagnose.