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Delete From Table

Delete From Table

Delete From Table

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Hi, I am receiving the error: "Specify the Table containing the records you want to delete." When i try to run the query below. Any suggestions on what I am missing here?


DELETE PT_102_Employee_Attendance_Table.[DateofOccurrence], *
FROM PT_102_Employee_Attendance_Table, AT_271_Isolate_Last_Years_Date_From_Today_Table
WHERE (((PT_102_Employee_Attendance_Table.[DateofOccurrence])<=(AT_271_Isolate_Last_Years_Date_From_Today_Table.[LastYRDTE])));

RE: Delete From Table

As the error says: which table do you want to Delete from?
PT_102_Employee_Attendance_Table or
AT_271_Isolate_Last_Years_Date_From_Today_Table

Assuming you want to delete records from PT_102_Employee_Attendance_Table...
In my opinion, the safest way to do it is first to create Select statement and see the records you want to delete:

SELECT *
FROM PT_102_Employee_Attendance_Table
WHERE DateofOccurrence <=
(SELECT LastYRDTE
FROM AT_271_Isolate_Last_Years_Date_From_Today_Table)


(assuming, again, the 'inner' Select returns one value (date) only)

and if that looks right, replace SELECT with DELETE

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