In the database structured query language (SQL), the DELETE statement removes one or more records from a table.

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How can I delete repeated rows?

I have a system that gathers RSS from many sites including UTF-8 based sites (non-english sites). I have tried to avoid repeated rows but I have repeats in my table. RSS_items (id(auto_increment) ...
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Postgres 9.3 - deletes terribly slow for 10 minutes after dropping indexes/constraints

If I run a script which drops indexes (17 of them, CONCURRENTLY makes no difference except that without it I get the occasional deadlock), then constraints (20 constraints on 18 tables) and then run a ...
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What is the equivalent of a “Certificate of Destruction” when using a cloud-hosted database?

We have a Rails application hosted by Heroku and using an Heroku Postgres database. Some of the information we store is considered to be sensitive by our users, and we've been asked if we can provide ...
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MySQL: Keep the 10 most recent rows for each user

I have a table saving scores for a game that have 3 columns (more in practice, but it is easier for everyone this way): userid : the id of the user that got the score timestamp: the time the score ...
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MySQL: Delete all but last N records

Consider the following table: mysql> DESCRIBE pixels; +---------------+-------------+------+-----+-------------------+----------------+ | Field | Type | Null | Key | Default ...
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deleting large volumes of rows from table efficiently in SQL Server [duplicate]

I have a table that has gotten a little out of control. I am not a DBA per se but seem to recall that deleting a huge volume of rows in one shot can cause transaction log issues, hamper overall system ...
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How to delete rows from a table when we're joining and return data?

I have two queries: The first one is as below: SELECT * FROM batch bp INNER JOIN sender_log sl ON sl.id=bp.log_id AND bp.protocol='someprotocol' The second query is used to delete rows: ...
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Approaches for deleting unnecessary records from tables

We have a database which stores the temperatures of 20 thermometer every 7 seconds. We want to delete all records in the way that every minute holds just one tempereature instead of 8 which are older ...
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SQL Delete rows where a dataname will equal mulitple variables

Researching similar common queries have really helped but I am still none the wiser as to my issue. To note that the database I intend to use this on contains around 1000 rows (same 2 columns listed ...
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MySQL: update instead of delete if foreign key constraint?

I have a bit of a strange question. I know about insert on duplicate key update. My question is, is there something similar for deletes that fail because of foreign key constraints? For example: ...
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Freeing space after deleting rows [duplicate]

I have a SQL Server 2008 instance and one table is quite large (log data) so I delete old logs. Now I start to read articles on this problem, here is one. As I see it there is no solution! If I ...
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Is it possible to raiserror within a For Delete Trigger that rolls back the deletes

There is a claim at the end of this accepted answer that if an error occurs within a "For Delete" trigger, the delete action would be rolled back because it is part of an implicit transaction. ...
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Large table delete in mysql

I want to delete a table with 10,000,000 records. Due to some restrictions I can't do truncate on that table (I don't have the DROP privilege), I can think of two options: DELETE QUICK To set some ...
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Will deleting data in master automatically delete data in slave?

I have data replication setup on MySQL. If I delete data on the master, will replication know data was deleted and automatically delete the same data on slave?
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Very slow DELETE in PostgreSQL, workaround?

I have a database on PostgreSQL 9.2 that has a main schema with around 70 tables and a variable number of identically structured per-client schemas of 30 tables each. The client schemas have foreign ...
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Mysql setting a record as deleted or archive

Is there any way to omit some records in mysql select statement and not deleting them? We can easily add a column for example deleted and set it to 1 for deleted ones and keep them but the problem is ...
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Delete by primary key takes too long

What would make a query that deletes a row using the primary key of the table .. take too long ? This is a table with about 1.4M rows that gets .. 70%/30% read/write . I don't know where to look. ...
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MySQL - automatically update all references to specific table to use on delete cascade?

I have a specific table for one of my software packages on a MySQL 5.1 box which I need to drop a few hundred entries. These are user names with names in uppercase, the application is case specific ...
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Deny insert/delete for all users in SQL Server 2005

In our database we have about 20 users, that is used be some program (and users are added with this program). Now there was new requirement to use 2 database and do not allow delete data from one ...
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MySQL master master replication, safe to delete rows on both masters?

We have a MySQL (v5.1.61) cluster with two masters (and two slaves). We have a table logs with a primary key column logID. This log table grows rather huge, and we'd like to delete data from it. So ...
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mysqldump: replace drop table in output with delete?

I am using mysqldump to dump some records in a table: mysqldump mydatabase mytable --where="field=value" this emits script that includes drop table mytable statement. Since I use the --where ...
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Delete entry from related tables

I can not use InnoDB engine because of some dependency troubles in LuaSQL and PtokaX. My current query is something like: DELETE e.*, m.* FROM entries e INNER JOIN magnets m ON m.eid = ...
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mysql query - how to delete duplicates based on highest int?

I'm running a reverse auction website and I need to delete the duplicate bids and keep only the highest amount . lastPriceBid_rounded is the "amount". The duplicate is defined by the userId. ...
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Delete word, its meanings, its meaning's example sentences from DB

I have three tables as below (simplified for demonstration): words ===== integer id text word meanings ======== integer id integer word_id text meaning examples ======== integer id integer ...
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Inherit audit columns and triggers

Background I have a database with dozens of tables, some of which should have audit columns. Problem I'd like to avoid the drudgery of creating audit columns manually, and write the update and ...
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Why is this query stuck if there are no waits?

I am working with a vendor's activity logging system. One of the tables has 70+ million records and is constantly increasing at several hundred records per minute. They have a utility to delete old ...
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How do automaticly delete rows from other tables

I have a MySql DB. I have a table - recipes. Also have 2 tables -ingredients and instructions. both have for each entry - a foreign key to the related recipe. I want that when I delete an entry from ...
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Optimization: Delete with Top and minimize the where clause date range

I have a delete statement that get run repetitive until all the data are removed. Delete TOP (1000) From Log Where CreationDate < '2011-Dec-31' AND pKey NOT IN (...) I am considering of ...
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Delete an oracle instance, the right way

I want to delete an oracle instance (oracle 10.2.0.4.0) created in the AIX 6.0 OS. I know i can delete all the dbf and ctl files in the Terminal but i thinks that's no the best way to do it. I think ...
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Delete rows in parent table based on criteria in child table - Oracle

I have a table B with a foreign key to table A. I want to DELETE some rows in table B, and I also want to DELETE their parent rows in table A. However, the delete criteria is based on table B. The ...
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MySQL Large DELETE with JOINs

I have a large table players with ~20MM rows which joins to a table stats with ~300MM rows, among others (photos, ...). I want to DELETE all records for players that were born_on before 1950. I ...
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Slow DELETE in MySQL with a subquery

I am running the following DELETE SQL on a MySQL database on a MyISAM/utf8 table. The SQL is called in a loop, once time per Users (in this case):- DELETE FROM regulatory WHERE documentid IN ( ...
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How to avoid locks by large transactions?

We have a large application running, that requires cleanup for performance reasons. This was however not forseen when designing the application. Basically, the delete is executed from a stored ...
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Delete Query takes a long time

I have a innodb table that counts circa 1 billion entries. I started a delete operation (with a small where condition on an indexed column) that should delete a lot entries, leaving circa 100 million. ...
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Effective duplication of DELETE … LIMIT in Pg

I have an unusual problem: I need to delete a certain number records from a table, of a particular type; in certain non-compliant DBs it would be easy to accomplish this with DELETE FROM sometable ...
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Multiple source CASCADE DELETE behavior

I'm having trouble understanding Postgres's CASCADE DELETE behavior. If table_A REFERENCES table_B, and the column referenced could have multiple instances of the same value, will the table_A row be ...
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myISAM data loss at DELETE / INSERT

I have a linked table id_group | id_user. Every time I add a one or more users to a group I DELETE all the links and INSERT the users again including the new one(s). This is how the framework of the ...
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ON DELETE CASCADE pseudo delete

For data integrity ON DELETE CASCADE is necessary but it's really dangerous when a delete affects like a Chain Reaction! I know one way to prevent this is to make a pseudo delete by putting a ...
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Is it possible (or good practice) to register data upon Deletion of a record? What would be a better solution?

The problem is the following. A company has one or more representatives (a person who speaks on behalf of the company). When a representative is deleted, it's desired to keep it in an list called ...
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I have delete database from mysql but storage is not freed

I have deleted multiple databases (schema) from mysql on amazon RDS but the storage is not freed, is there anything else I should do to free up the storage? I have a mysql database that the total ...
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Massive MySQL delete from CSV file

To insert massive CSV file into MySQL, there is LOAD DATA INFILE, but is there any similar command to delete massive entries with keys stored in a massive CSV file? If not, what would you see as the ...
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Deleting Record from Linked Table Slow in MS Access

I have a Microsoft Access database that is linked to a SQL Server 2000 backend. It has one form with several subforms, all using information from linked tables. When I try to delete a record from one ...
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Trigger to delete inserted record if it doesn't exist in another table

I have a question. I have two tables: zip_code (zip_id, zip_code, state) - this is a static table that stores areas I service tech_zips (tz_id, tech_id, zip) - this is where I store what zip codes ...
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Mysql foreign key cascade delete

Does mysql have a way to delete all sub links if a row was deleted from a "parent" table? Example table setup is below, the issue I am trying to avoid is having to maintain a script that deletes the ...
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Need ideas about OPTIMIZE TABLE

Looking at a database with 10 tables and fairly active at by-the-hour changes. On the first of each month, I purge some rows from 3 tables to remove outdated material and keep the size down. All of ...
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Fastest way to delete matching rows in MySQL?

I have more than 10 million records in a table. I want to delete the records where the email column contains .ac.. What is the fastest method to perform the task? Table Schema CREATE TABLE `master` ...
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Update existing (old) rows vs delete and insert when needed

I'm building a database system that needs to store login tokens for a system that validates if a users login token is valid or outdated. The table is pretty simple UserID int Primary Key LoginToken ...
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Can having a LIMIT on DELETE degrade performance dramatically?

I have a database project in php and mysql. For, hopefully redundant, data security I added a LIMIT 1 to the delete($uniqueID) php function we use. Nobody cared because records really aren't ...
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Delete millions of rows, fast

I currently have a database with the following structure: id->varchar(9) time->datetime val01 - val20->int(11) val21 - val40->tinyint(1) id and time are the primary key. also I defined an index ...
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DELETE query against a linked server issues error

I have a query that is part of a bigger process, and runs against a linked server. The code is like this: DELETE FROM [LinkServerIP].[Database].[dbo].[TableName] WHERE NOT EXISTS ( SELECT * ...