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Deleting Records

Now that we have seen how to update existing data and insert new data, that only leaves deleting data. It is quite easy to delete data from your database—too easy in fact. Once you delete data, it is usually gone, gone, gone, and there is no way to get it back. With that in mind, it might be better to explore some different options when you think data is no longer needed.

Let’s take a brief look at how we can use SQL to delete data from our database if we are sure that’s really what we want to do. Then we’ll discuss some different options to permanently deleting data.


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