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delete query format

omerbutt
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hi ,
i have a situation where i need to delete the records from a table where the records status = 'Pending' for more than 10 mins by comparing it with the current time , i wanted to use sql for this purpose but i am receiving this error.
#1093 - You can't specify target table 'jos_reservations' for update in FROM clause
i havent used this method ever so facing problems here is my query that i am using
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  1. DELETE FROM jos_reservations where ((SELECT TIME_TO_SEC(TIMEDIFF('2011-12-15 19:21:22',`added_on`) ) from jos_reservations) >600)
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regards,
Omer Aslam
Dec 15 '11 #1
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Dormilich
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why are you specifying a select on the same table in the where clause? just put that as condition in the delete statement.

and I think the second from jos_reservations would be illegal, too
Dec 15 '11 #2

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