Over the last few days I have been carefully analysing my database and noticed some tables, which I believe are from previous versions. Searching my code base to analyse the scripts, I cannot see them being removed anywhere. Thus, how can I remove them?

These tables are:

  • commentbox_comment
  • cms_widget
  • catalogindex_price
  • catalogindex_minimal_price
  • catalogindex_eav
  • catalogindex_aggregation_to_tag
  • catalogindex_aggregation_tag
  • catalogindex_aggregation
  • find_feed_import_codes
  • googlebase_attributes
  • googlebase_items
  • googlebase_types
  • googlecheckout_api_debug
  • googlecheckout_notification
  • googleoptimizer_code
  • shipping_matrixrate
  • xmlconnect_application
  • xmlconnect_config_data
  • xmlconnect_notification_template
  • xmlconnect_queue

I have also noticed catalog_product_index_eav and catalog_eav are emptpy shouldn't these tables be full or is it also an obsolete table?

  • I guess commentbox_comment, shipping_matrixrate and uni_fileuploaderaren't magento tables (not checked).
    – sv3n
    Commented Jul 16, 2018 at 17:17
  • @sv3n commentbox_comment is present in numerous core location :S Commented Jul 18, 2018 at 13:34
  • Can't confirm. There is no no table/code in 1.9.3 ...
    – sv3n
    Commented Jul 18, 2018 at 14:54

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You could add a custom module with a setup script to remove them, or run a direct SQL query, however unless these tables are huge they shouldn't impact anything and won't be worth removing in case it causes any issues in the future

  • I could indeed. I also want to know why they weren't removed by default Commented Jul 18, 2018 at 13:34
  • I guess maybe to prevent issues with dependant 3rd party modules in updates?
    – eddhall
    Commented Jul 18, 2018 at 16:09
  • eddhall, but they aren't in fresh installs. Only when upgrading from previous versions. Commented Jul 19, 2018 at 9:33
  • In that case they should be safe to delete, obviously worth trying it on a staging site first!
    – eddhall
    Commented Jul 19, 2018 at 12:09
  • eddhall I shall do. Commented Jul 19, 2018 at 15:19

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