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Mongoose Soft Delete Plugin

Mongoose plugin that enables soft deletion of Models/Documents.

This plugin is based on the work of Yi.

What's Different

In the original plugin, models were deleted with a date reference only. This version takes that and uses a Boolean flag to to mark models deleted/restored. Adds deletedAt field to record when a document was deleted. Additionally, it removes a lot of overhead from the original code and doesn't use Coffeescript for the original code.


This plugin is licensed under the MIT license and can ve viewed in the LICENSE file.


Install using npm

npm install mongoose-softdelete --save


IMPORTANT: You need to have MongoDB running to run tests

npm test



var mongoose = require('mongoose'),
    Schema = mongoose.Schema,
    soft_delete = require('mongoose-softdelete');

var TestSchema = new Schema({
  somefield: { type: String, default: 'Hello World!'}


mongoose.model('Test', TestSchema);  


var Test = mongoose.model('Test');
var test = new Test();

test.softdelete(function(err, newTest) {
  if (err) { callback(err); }  
  callback(null, newTest);

test.restore(function(err, newTest) {
  if (err) { callback(err); }  
  callback(null, newTest);

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