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Posted on 2011-02-22
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I would like to delete values in one table that don't exist in another.

for example
delete from glf_chart_acct where accnbri does not exist in table glf_ldg_acc_trans
What would be the correct syntax for this?
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try this,
delete 
from glf_chart_acct a
LEFT JOIN glf_ldg_acc_trans t ON a.accnbri = t.accnbri
where t.accnbri is null

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delete from glf_chart_acct where NOT EXISTS (select accnbri from table glf_ldg_acc_trans)
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or,
delete from glf_chart_acct where NOT EXISTS (select glf_ldg_acc_trans.accnbri from table glf_ldg_acc_trans where glf_ldg_acc_trans.accnbri = glf_chart_acct.accnbri)
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