SQL Delete

The SQL DELETE statement allows you to delete a record from the database.

The DELETE command uses a WHERE clause. If you don’t use a WHERE clause, all rows in the table will be deleted. Again, as with the UPDATE statement, the syntax for a basic DELETE statement is similar to a SELECT statement.

SQL statement

DELETE
FROM Individual
WHERE IndividualId = '6'
 

Source Table

IndividualId FirstName LastName UserName
1 Fred Flinstone freddo
2 Homer Simpson homey
3 Homer Brown notsofamous
4 Ozzy Ozzbourne sabbath
5 Homer Gain noplacelike
6 Benny Hill funnyman

Result

Now if we select all records from the table, we see that record 6 has been deleted.

IndividualId FirstName LastName UserName
1 Fred Flinstone freddo
2 Homer Simpson homey
3 Homer Brown notsofamous
4 Ozzy Ozzbourne sabbath
5 Homer Gain noplacelike
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