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    DELETE

    Delete rows from a table.

    Syntax
    DELETE FROM <table_name> [AS alias]
    [ USING <additional_table_or_query> [, <additional_table_or_query> ] ]
    [ WHERE where_conditions ]
    

    Parameters

    <table_name>

    String

    The name of the table with data that you want to delete.


    <additional_table_or_subquery>

    String

    Optional

    If you need to refer to additional tables or subqueries in the WHERE clause to help identify the rows to be removed, then specify those table names in the USING clause. Enclose subqueries in parentheses.

    When a WHERE clause contains a JOIN between source tables in the USING clause and the target table, a row in the target table might join with more than one row in the source table. When this condition occurs, the DELETE command fails with an error message.


    WHERE where_conditions

    String

    Optional

    The filter for specifying which rows of the table to delete.

    note:

    Join conditions are not supported in WHERE clauses. If you need to use a join condition, use a correlated subquery instead.

    Example of an unsupported DELETE command

    DELETE FROM orders
      USING returns
      WHERE orders.order_id = returns.order_id;
    

    Example

    Equivalent DELETE command using a correlated subquery
    DELETE FROM orders
      WHERE EXISTS (select 1 from returns where order_id = orders.order_id)