Delete all Address Objects

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Delete all Address Objects

L3 Networker


I have >600 Address objects on a Lab firewall and I am looing for a way to delete them all.  The web interface does not contain a select all tick box for individual address objects (mind-blowing.. why not??)...  Anyone know of a CLI command that will do it?





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Just wanted to comment on the Click-Shift-Click

Don't do this on the tick-boxes, it doesn't work there. Do this on the Name field (do not click on the name but on the empty space beside the name). If you do this, you can click-shift-click to select all (I used MS Edge)

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L4 Transporter

Hello Matt,


You can try exporting the configuration and just manually deleting the XML? You can also hold down control and tick the check boxes next to the address to select multiple address.


hope this helps,


L2 Linker

(duplicate - bmorris1 beat me by 36secs - i must be slipping..) 


- export the config in XML

- delete the objects section

- import the config back into the firewall, load, commit.


no, it's not a checkbox but it's doable in under 5mins.



Thanks guys!  Was trying to avoid having to do that because I have had some undesireable results playing around with the XML in the past.  Still baffled why PA wouldn't include this as an option.. makes no sense to me 🙂

L2 Linker

You can shift-click to select multiple objects.


So click on the first object, then scroll all the way to the bottom, then hold shift while you click the last object.  That should select all of the objects, then you can click delete.

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