In this step by step SQL Tutorial I will show you how to remove rows from a table . For the purpose of this tutorial I will use SQL Server 2012.
Other Versions of SQL Server:
- SQL Server 2012
- This blog post has been written using SQL Server 2012
- SQL Server 2008 / R2
- The examples we used should work in SQL Server 2008 and R2
- SQL Server 2005
- We suspect that this will work in SQL Server 2005 as well
Who is it for?
- People who would like to learn basics of using SQL DELETE
- Those who are preparing for Microsoft certifications and need to cover this topic.
Delete allows to remove rows from a table and you can write delete query with filters so you delete only the rows you want.
To better understand DELETE let's create a task that is close to real-life. In our story imagine you are a developer
that has been ask to clean your table before loading new data from spreadsheet. In the following example I will show you how you could solve your task.
DELETE using SSMS 2012
For this example I will use AdventureWorksDW2012 database, dbo.DatabaseLog table.