# DELETE query in Oracle

ORACLE DELETE
To remove or delete a single record or multiple records from a table, Oracle DELETE statement is used.
Syntax: To delete all rows from a table.

DELETE FROM table_name


Syntax: To delete specific rows from a table.

DELETE FROM table_name
WHERE conditions;


Parameters:
table_name: It is used to specify the name of the table to be deleted.
conditions: It is used to specify the conditions to be strictly fulfilled for the deletion process to take place.

Example: Deleting one row from a table.

  DELETE FROM students WHERE student_age = 10 AND student_id = 1;

Output:

1 row deleted.


Explanation:
The ‘students’ is an already existing table. The student_age and the student_id are the two columns of the ‘students’ table. Here, we are deleting a row whose student_age is 10 and student_id is 1.

Example: Deleting multiple rows from a table.

DELETE FROM students WHERE student_age = 10

Output:

30 rows deleted.


Explanation:
The ‘students’ is an already existing table. The student_age is a column of the ‘students’ table. Here, we are deleting all rows whose student_age is 10.

Example: Deleting all rows from a table.

DELETE FROM students

Output:

100 rows deleted.


Explanation:
The ‘students’ is an already existing table. Here, we are deleting all rows of the table.