MySQL Tutorial

The DELETE statement

The delete statement is used to delete records in a database. The keywords used in a delete statement are summarised in the following table.

Keyword Description
DELETE Deletes the records in one or more tables.
FROM Tables containing the records.
WHERE Criteria to restrict the records deleted.

The following example deletes all records in the search table where the category is Junk.


WHERE Category = 'Junk';

The file may then be used with MySQL as follows:

mysql> \. delete.sql

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