OrientDB - Delete Record


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Delete Record command is used to delete one or more records completely from the database.

The following statement is the basic syntax of the Delete command.

DELETE FROM <Class>|cluster:<cluster>|index:<index> 
   [LOCK <default|record>] 
   [RETURN <returning>] 
   [WHERE <Condition>*] 
   [LIMIT <MaxRecords>] 
   [TIMEOUT <timeout>]

Following are the details about the options in the above syntax.

LOCK − Specifies how to lock the records between load and update. We have two options to specify Default and Record.

RETURN − Specifies an expression to return instead of the number of records.

LIMIT − Defines the maximum number of records to update.

TIMEOUT − Defines the time you want to allow the update run before it times out.

Note − Don’t use DELETE to remove Vertices or Edges because it effects the integrity of the graph.

Example

Let us consider the Customer table.

Sr.No.NameAge
1Satish25
2Krishna26
3Kiran29
4Javeed21

Try the following query to delete the record having id = 4.

orientdb {db = demo}> DELETE FROM Customer WHERE id = 4

If the above query is executed successfully, you will get the following output.

Delete 1 record(s) in 0.008000 sec(s).

To check the record of Customer table you can use the following query.

Orientdb {db = demo}> SELECT FROM Customer

If the above query is executed successfully, you will get the following output.

----+-----+--------+----+-------+---- 
#   |@RID |@CLASS  |id  |name   |age  
----+-----+--------+----+-------+---- 
0   |#11:0|Customer|1   |satish |25   
1   |#11:1|Customer|2   |krishna|26   
2   |#11:2|Customer|3   |kiran  |29 
----+-----+--------+----+-------+---- 


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