Deleting Data from Database Tables
Delete Rows in a table
The DELETE statement is used to delete rows in a table.
SQL DELETE Syntax
DELETE FROM table_name [WHERE condition] [ORDER BY column_name]
The WHERE clause specifies which record or records that should be deleted. If you omit the WHERE clause, all records will be deleted!
If the ORDER BY clause is specified, the rows are deleted in the order that is specified.
The LIMIT clause places a limit on the number of rows that can be deleted.
Delete All Rows
It is possible to delete all rows in a table without deleting the table. This means that the table structure, attributes, and indexes will be intact:
DELETE FROM table_name
DELETE * FROM table_name