I can not delete Users using Custom Database


I am trying to delete a user using the the templates of custom database → delete section.
When I do the test always the result is "The user was successfully deleted, but I can see in my database the user is still there… when I delete the user from the dashboard the user is deleted in the user collection in the dashboard but not in my database.
Maybe I am missing something.

I appreciate your help.

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This indicates an issue with your Delete script. You will need to make sure that your script actually deletes the user from your custom database. An example for Mongo:

users.remove({ _id: id }, function (err) {
  if (err) return callback(err);

To debug, you can use console.log() statements in your script, and the Realtime Webtask Logs extension to review the logs.

There’s one problem though - usually _id of doc in MongoDB is stored as ObjectId. Hence there’s a difference between:
{_id: ‘123123123123’}
{_id: ObjectId(‘123123123123’)}
The first one won’t do nothing but the second one will actually delete that user.

Is there a way to access ObjectId constructor inside of custom database scripts?

Thank you for your answer!