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How to delete a MySQL database table without system()

I want to delete a MySQL table without using functions of the OS, so
that my php script can run on any webserver. Can I use a command like

$sql = "DELETE FROM tablename";

or are there better ways to do the job?

Thanks for answers, Hartmut

Aug 7 '05 #1
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I want to delete a MySQL table without using functions of the OS, so
that my php script can run on any webserver. Can I use a command like

$sql = "DELETE FROM tablename";

or are there better ways to do the job?

Thanks for answers, Hartmut

DROP <name of table>


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Aug 7 '05 #2
But DROP deletes the complete table and the index and all structures. I
want to keep an empty table with all the structures, which I can fill
with data again.

Aug 8 '05 #3
On 2005-08-08 13-41-45 Hartmut Jaeger
<ha************ @jaeger-edv-service.de> wrote:
But DROP deletes the complete table and the index and all structures. I
want to keep an empty table with all the structures, which I can fill
with data again.

TRUNCATE <tablename>;

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Aug 8 '05 #4
Thanks, this command is the solution I searched for. Seems, that I am
unable to read manuals ;-). But the command needs the keyword TABLE:

TRUNCATE TABLE <tablename>


Aug 15 '05 #5

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