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Hi,

I have 3 tables A,B,C.......each of them has more then 100000 rows, n I would like to delete all the rows from three tables but it is taking too much of time.

Table A has triggers like, if anything deletes from A, it will add it to B and
second trigger like whatever is deleted from A, those records will be deleted from B also.

How can I solve this problem?
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by:sdstuber
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could you disable the triggers?

or,  truncate each table, that doesn't fire triggers
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by:ajexpert
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if you want to delete ALL records, best way is to use TRUNCATE.

Downside of using TRUNCATE is that you might have to disable constraints this table is being referred
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by:sridhar_ravva
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sorry, I missed something:
"second trigger like whatever is deleted from A, those records will be deleted from B also."

is wrong
actually table C has many other data also. I just need to delete all the data from table A and B but delete only those records from C which are deleted from A.
Table C has other data too, other than just table A.
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truncate A,  truncate B,

delete C where not exists (select null from A where a.col1 = c.col1 and a.col2 = b.col2)


expand to the appropriate columns and add NULL checks if necessary
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This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program.  See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
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