Manipulating data Deleting records from a table

257. Deleting records from a table

In this lesson let’s look at the syntax for the DELETE command. Let’s delete the records we’ve added in the previous lessons:

That’s it, the records are gone! 💥

⚠ Be extremely careful with the DELETE command. 🙏 If you don’t specify any filter it’ll delete all records from the table.

If you want to delete all the records from the table for real, you can use the TRUNCATE command:

⚠ One DELETE command executed by accident could cost us a day to repair the damage. This is why permission...

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