SQLite - DELETE Query

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The SQLite DELETE Query is used to delete the existing records from a table. You can use WHERE clause with DELETE query to delete selected rows, otherwise all the records would be deleted.

Syntax:

The basic syntax of DELETE query with WHERE clause is as follows:

DELETE FROM table_name
WHERE [condition];

You can combine N number of conditions using AND or OR operators.

Example:

Consider COMPANY table is having the following records:

ID          NAME        AGE         ADDRESS     SALARY
----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
1           Paul        32          California  20000.0
2           Allen       25          Texas       15000.0
3           Teddy       23          Norway      20000.0
4           Mark        25          Rich-Mond   65000.0
5           David       27          Texas       85000.0
6           Kim         22          South-Hall  45000.0
7           James       24          Houston     10000.0

Following is an example, which would DELETE a customer whose ID is 7:

sqlite> DELETE FROM COMPANY WHERE ID = 7;

Now COMPANY table will have following records:

ID          NAME        AGE         ADDRESS     SALARY
----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
1           Paul        32          California  20000.0
2           Allen       25          Texas       15000.0
3           Teddy       23          Norway      20000.0
4           Mark        25          Rich-Mond   65000.0
5           David       27          Texas       85000.0
6           Kim         22          South-Hall  45000.0

If you want to DELETE all the records from COMPANY table, you do not need to use WHERE clause with DELETE query, which would be as follows:

sqlite> DELETE FROM COMPANY;

Now, COMPANY table does not have any record because all the records have been deleted by DELETE statement.



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