No, I am not trying to delete with a select statement. That was just there to show my tables, fields, etc.
So if I understand what you are saying I can not do a delete statement with a join in it. I would have to query each individual row for the ID that need to be deleted, delete the row in the first table, then delete the row in the second table, third table, etc. Then loop for the next intance. Theres got to be a better way. Also, after this is done should I run some sort compact or defrag on the database that restore wasted space? Thanks, Shaun "Rick Emery" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message news:[EMAIL PROTECTED]... > Are you trying to delete records with a SELECT statement? That can't be > done. > > To delete from two different tables, you must use two different DELETE > statements. > > -----Original Message----- > From: Shaun Honsvick [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] > Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2001 3:59 PM > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: [PHP-DB] Newbie Question: Convert SELECT to DELETE statement in > mysql > > > I am trying to run a delete on a mysql database. The delete query needs to > delete from 2 tables. The select statement is: > > SELECT tinvoices.*, ttrackingnumbers.* FROM tinvoices LEFT JOIN > ttrackingnumbers ON tinvoices.InvoiceID = ttrackingnumbers.InvoiceID WHERE > Date < '2001-08-01'; > > I can't seem to get a delete statement to work. (This is my first project) > > Thanks, > Shaun > > > > -- > PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > To contact the list administrators, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To contact the list administrators, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]