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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
1answer
71 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
69 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

MySQL: Delete all but last N records

Consider the following table: mysql> DESCRIBE pixels; +---------------+-------------+------+-----+-------------------+----------------+ | Field | Type | Null | Key | Default ...
1
vote
2answers
216 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
250 views

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: ...
1
vote
2answers
635 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
82 views

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. ...
1
vote
1answer
132 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
175 views

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?
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
89 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
439 views

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. ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
485 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
369 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
223 views

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 = ...
1
vote
1answer
360 views

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. ...
1
vote
1answer
212 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
414 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
113 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
368 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
152 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
510 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
233 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
65 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
264 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
65 views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
103 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
56 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
263 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
243 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
113 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
653 views

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` ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
118 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
81 views

Circular foreign key deferrable cascade behavior

I am trying to determine what happens for a particular circular foreign key that will cascade delete. Please feel free to address any other possibilities that my inexperience has not listed. On my ...
0
votes
2answers
153 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
143 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
93 views

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 * ...
0
votes
0answers
94 views

Importing large .sql file stops before even midway and starts deleting

Okay so i'm trying to import my minecraft servers .sql file into database and after first 1GB of importing data it stops without error and starts deleting what already has been imported any ideas? ...
-1
votes
1answer
1k views

Delete from table where multiple fields match select subquery from other table

I want to delete an entry in a table where multiple fields match the results of another select subquery which takes data from another table. This is what I have so far, though it doesn't work: ...
-3
votes
5answers
5k views

Safely deleting a SQL Server log file (.LDF)

I can make sure my app is in a consistent state. I can rollback all the uncompleted transactions if any (just in case) it's ok I can DETACH the database What do I need the log file for after that? ...
-4
votes
1answer
88 views

What will the sql statement “DELETE FROM sales” do?

DELETE FROM sales; And if there are no other uncommitted transactions on the sales table. Which statement is true about the DELETE statement? It removes all the rows in the table and deleted rows ...