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delete rows from two tables

Posted 06 October 2010 - 09:01 AM

If i have 2 tables like this:


id (primary key)


id (foreign key)

Ho can I delete let's say the id=300 from t1 and all the rows where id=300 from t2?

this does not work:
 delete from t1,t2 where t1.id=t2.id and t1.id=300 

it says: SQL Error: ORA-00933: SQL command not properly ended


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Re: delete rows from two tables

Posted 08 October 2010 - 10:21 AM

You have to do "delete from SINGLE_TABLE where ..." Oracle isn't terribly flexible here.

You need to issue two statements. You'll also have to delete the child records first. On your foreign key constraint, you can specify "DELETE CASCADE" to have the children killed automatically. You can also write triggers to do the job, but only if the simple constraint version doesn't suit your needs.
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