Structured Query Language/DELETE 1< Structured Query Language
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The DELETE command removes rows from a table.
DELETE FROM <tablename> WHERE <search_condition>;
The syntax is very simple as we do not need to specify any columnname - rows are deleted as a whole and not partly. As usual the search condition specifies the criterion which identifies the affected rows. It can involve zero, one or more rows. If we omit the WHERE keyword and the search condition all rows are affected.
-- Delete one row DELETE FROM person WHERE lastname = 'Burton'; -- It's only a test. Restore the row. ROLLBACK;
The information about Mr. Burton was deleted and restored again.
Delete the hobby 'Yoga'.
-- Delete one row DELETE FROM hobby WHERE hobbyname = 'Yoga'; -- or: WHERE id = 6; ROLLBACK; -- if we want to restore the row COMMIT; -- if we want to commit our work -- Check the result SELECT * FROM hobby;
Delete all relations between persons and hobbies. Check result. Restore all rows.
-- compact syntax - great impact DELETE FROM person_hobby; -- Check the result SELECT * FROM person_hobby; -- restore everything ROLLBACK;