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MySQL Tutorial - Deleting All Rows in a Table

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How To Delete All Rows in a Table?

If you want to delete all rows from a table, you have two options:

  • Use the DELETE statement with no WHERE clause.
  • Use the TRUNCATE TABLE statement.

The TRUNCATE statement is more efficient the DELETE statement. The tutorial exercise shows you a good example of TRUNCATE statement:

mysql> SELECT COUNT(*) FROM fyi_links;
+----------+
| COUNT(*) |
+----------+
|        5 |
+----------+
1 row in set (0.08 sec)

mysql> TRUNCATE TABLE fyi_links;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.02 sec)

mysql> SELECT COUNT(*) FROM fyi_links;
+----------+
| COUNT(*) |
+----------+
|        0 |
+----------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

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  2. How To Create a Testing Table?
  3. How To Insert a New Row into a Table?
  4. How To Specify Default Values in INSERT Statement?
  5. How To Omit Columns with Default Values in INSERT Statement?
  6. What Happens If Unique Value Constraints Are Violated?
  7. How To Insert Multiple Rows with One INSERT Statement?
  8. How To Update Values in a Table?
  9. How To Update Column Values on Multiple Rows?
  10. How To Use Existing Column Values in the SET Clause?
  11. Is the Order of Columns in the SET Clause Important?
  12. How To Use Values from Other Tables in UPDATE Statements?
  13. What Happens If the UPDATE Subquery Returns No Rows?
  14. What Happens If the UPDATE Subquery Returns Multiple Rows?
  15. How To Delete an Existing Row from a Table?
  16. How To Delete Multiple Rows from a Table?
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