I'm using OpenLayers-3. I have a wfs layer. I want to sync this layer with my server as follow(I use geoserver 2.7-SNAPSHOT and my datastore's type is shapefile):

var opt = {
    featureType: "Calk:Point",
    featureNS: "http://itsme.calk.org",
    srsName: "EPSG:4326"
var s = new XMLSerializer();

var url = "http://localhost:8080/geoserver/wfs";

var node = wfs.writeTransaction(InsertFeaturesArr, updateFeaturesArr, deleteFeaturesArr, opt);
    url: 'proxy.cgi?url=' + encodeURIComponent(url),
    method: 'POST',
    xmlData: s.serializeToString(node),
    headers: {
        'Content-Type': 'text/xml'
    success: function(response_) {
        response = response_;

It create a payload request as follow:

    xmlns="http://www.opengis.net/wfs" service="WFS" version="1.1.0" 
    xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.opengis.net/wfs http://schemas.opengis.net/wfs/1.1.0/wfs.xsd">

        <Point xmlns="http://itsme.calk.ir">
                <Point xmlns="http://www.opengis.net/gml">
                    <pos>44.53857421875 25.492868271257123</pos>
    <Update typeName="Calk:Point" xmlns:Calk="http://itsme.calk.ir">
                <Point xmlns="http://www.opengis.net/gml">
                    <pos>29.614517211914062 52.532684326171875</pos>
        <Filter xmlns="http://www.opengis.net/ogc">
            <FeatureId fid="Point.21"/>
    <Delete typeName="Calk:Point" xmlns:Calk="http://itsme.calk.ir">
        <Filter xmlns="http://www.opengis.net/ogc">
            <FeatureId fid="Point.24"/>

It doesn't work properly. Geoserver's response is as follow:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:ogc="http://www.opengis.net/ogc" 
    xmlns:Calk="http://itsme.calk.ir" xmlns:wfs="http://www.opengis.net/wfs" 
    xmlns:ows="http://www.opengis.net/ows" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" 
    xmlns:gml="http://www.opengis.net/gml" xmlns:opengeo="http://opengeo.org" xmlns:usa="http://census.gov" 
    xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" version="1.1.0" 
    xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.opengis.net/wfs http://localhost:8080/geoserver/schemas/wfs/1.1.0/wfs.xsd">

            <ogc:FeatureId fid="new0"/>

In this case, it must add a feature with NAME property: asdf(it does not add new feature), and update a feature(It does not update any feature), and delete a feature(It do this correctly). But when I create 3 request and as follow, It doesn't delete the feature some times:

var insertNode = wfs.writeTransaction(InsertFeaturesArr, [], [], opt);
    xmlData: s.serializeToString(insertNode),

var updateNode = wfs.writeTransaction([], updateFeaturesArr [], opt);
    xmlData: s.serializeToString(updateNode),

var deleteNode = wfs.writeTransaction([], [], deleteFeaturesArr, opt);
    xmlData: s.serializeToString(deleteNode),

Where is the problem?
I tested this code with geoserver 2.8 t0o and it does not correctly too.

  • What datastore do you have? PostGIS or shapefile? – user30184 Aug 18 '15 at 12:28
  • It's shapefile. – Morteza Malvandi Aug 18 '15 at 12:31
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    Shapefile datastores cannot be trusted for WFS-T don't use it. – bartvde Aug 18 '15 at 12:47
  • Could you either share it or repeat your tests with the tiger:poi layer? Only proper way to test is to have same set-up than you have, fire the same requests, and look at the logs. But WFS-T with shapefiles may be good for playing but not for production. – user30184 Aug 18 '15 at 12:48
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    Does you insert miss typeName? I am not sure if shapefiles has stable feature-IDs so if you originally had IDs 1-25 and you delete ID=24, I don't know if ID=25 exists any more or if it is now ID=24, the last feature in the shapefile. That should be tested. And Geoserver is not good at reporting partial success/failure as you can see from your TransactionSummary. Everything is reported to be right but is not. – user30184 Aug 18 '15 at 12:58

Geoserver dose not work properly with shape file datastore. For reliable transaction you must define a postgis datastore.

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