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Clear most viewed products list in Magento

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Written by Giles Bennett

In an earlier post I wrote about how to clear test data out from a store - it would appear that a lot of people are looking specifically for a way to clear the 'most viewed' products list or 'recently viewed' products list from Magento.

Below is a simple script to do just that, even if you don't have direct access to the database (through phpMyAdmin, or similar).

Start off in the usual way :


Then connect to the database :

$resource = Mage::getSingleton('core/resource')->getConnection('core_read'); 

And then get the relevant table name (this method of doing so takes into account any prefix that you may have set for your database tables) :

$tableName = $resource->getTableName('report_event');

Finally, truncate the table and report back that that's been done :

$resource->query("truncate table " . $tableName); 
echo $tableName . " has been truncated";

And that's it. Of course, if you do have direct database access then just use the mySQL command 'truncate table report_event;'' to get the same effect. Entirely up to you!

Author : Giles Bennett

About the author

Giles Bennett built his first website in 1996, and is old enough to miss Netscape Navigator. Initially a lawyer, he jumped ship to IT in 2008, and after 5 years as a freelancer, he founded HummingbirdUK in 2013. He can be reached by email at