I have this table which is used to generate second table with the result:

INSERT INTO payment_transactions_daily_facts (count, volume, date, year, month, week, day, transaction_type, contract_id, merchant_id, terminal_id, status, card_brand, currency)
        COUNT(*) count,
        SUM(amount) volume,
        DATE(created_at) date,
        YEAR(created_at) year,
        MONTH(created_at) month,
        WEEK(created_at) week,
        DAY(created_at) day,
        type transaction_type,
        contract_id, merchant_id, terminal_id,
        status, card_brand, currency
        FROM payment_transactions
        WHERE created_at BETWEEN '2018-11-11' AND '2018-11-14'
        GROUP by date, contract_id, merchant_id, terminal_id, transaction_type, status, card_brand, currency

But I need to delete the old data before I make insert. Is there a way with one SQL to delete first the table data starting from some date and them to insert a new one?

  • No. Two separate queries only.
    – Akina
    Feb 7, 2019 at 14:00
  • If each INSERT only had to replace one single row, you could use REPLACE.
    – dbdemon
    Feb 7, 2019 at 14:15
  • Can you show me working example from my code please? Feb 7, 2019 at 14:19
  • Search for IODKU.
    – Rick James
    Feb 8, 2019 at 22:45

2 Answers 2


Yes, you can issue a DELETE statement before your INSERT. If you do it inside a transaction, they will be essentially one operation, they will either fail or succeed together (assuming that the table uses a transactional engine, like InnoDB):


        date BETWEEN '2018-11-11' AND '2018-11-14' ;

        (count, volume, date, ...)
         ...  ;


Use stored procedure. Here is a tutorial for MySQL stored procedures http://www.mysqltutorial.org/mysql-stored-procedure-tutorial.aspx

Alternatively google "MySQL stored procedures" for plenty of other readings.

  • Is there a solution without stored procedure? Feb 7, 2019 at 13:31
  • as far as I know the answer is no. but you can execute multiple sql statements (without stored procedures) by seperating the statements with semi-colon ; (thats what i do in SQL Server, guess its the same in mysql). PL SQL (oracle) uses forward slash (/). For example: "delete from products where id=1; insert into select * from inventory;" would execute the delete first then select Feb 7, 2019 at 13:40
  • 1
    You still need use a transaction, even if you write a stored procedure to do this.
    – dbdemon
    Feb 7, 2019 at 13:57

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