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Deleting a row from a table in MySQL

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schedule Jul 1, 2022
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This can be done using the DELETE statement.

Examples

Given the below sample table called drivers license:

student_id

full_name

age

has_license

1

Sky Towner

17

0

2

Ben Davis

19

1

3

Travis Apple

18

0

4

Arthur David

16

0

5

Benjamin Town

17

1

The above sample table can be created using the code here.

To delete the record for student_id=2 from drivers_license table:

DELETE FROM drivers_license
WHERE student_id = 2;
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.01 sec)

To check that Ben Davis has now been removed from drivers_license table:

SELECT *
FROM drivers_license;
+------------+---------------+------+-------------+
| student_id | full_name | age | has_license |
+------------+---------------+------+-------------+
| 1 | Sky Towner | 18 | 0 |
| 3 | Travis Apple | 18 | 0 |
| 4 | Arthur David | 16 | 0 |
| 5 | Benjamin Town | 17 | 1 |
+------------+---------------+------+-------------+
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