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DELETE dbtab - Short Form

Short Reference

Other versions: 7.31 | 7.40 | 7.54

Obsolete Syntax

DELETE { dbtab | *dbtab } ...


This statement is a short form of the following Open SQL statement for accessing an individual database tabledbtab:

DELETE dbtab FROM { dbtab | *dbtab } ... .

The explicit specification of a work area is missing in the short form. A table work area dbtab or dbtab is used implicitly as the work area. The table work area must be declared using TABLES. If the name dbtab is used instead of the name of the database table dbtab, dbtab is accessed, but the additional table work area is used.


The short form is not allowed in classes. Instead, an explicit work area must be used.