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Posted on 2011-03-08
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I am using SQL Azure.  I am trying to test something and I can't get this delete query to work.  I am guessing it has something to do with the fact that my criteria for deleting a record has nothing to do with that table I am deleting from.

DELETE FROM [DatabaseName].[dbo].[Sessions]
    WHERE [DatabaseName].[dbo].[Users].[Id] = [DatabaseName].[dbo].[Users].[Ud]
GO

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by:CarlsbergFTW
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usually the delete statements are straighforward and similar in all sql programming.

delete from THE_TABLE_HERE where COLUMN = 'DELETE CRITERIA HERE'

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Would you mind giving out more details about what you are trying to do ?

Thank you.
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by:BrandonGalderisi
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Why don't you explain what you are trying to do?  I can't interpret what your query does and I don't want t speculate and start sending queries your way.
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by:Midwest
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I have a sessions table.  I have a users table.  Some of the users are anonymous as indicated by their Id = Username (Their username is a Guid).  I want to delete anonymous users and their sessions.  Here, I am just trying to delete their sessions.

A simplified version:
DELETE FROM Sessions AS S
WHERE Users.Id = Users.Username

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by:Midwest
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BTW - The error I am getting is "The multi-part identifier 'DatabaseName.dbo.Users.Id' could not be bound."
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by:BrandonGalderisi
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delete s
from sessions s
  inner join users u
    on s.User_Id  = u.Id -- Is this the right join between sessions and users?
    and u.Id = u.Username
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by:Éric Moreau
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delete s
from sessions as S
inner join users as U
on U.id = s.UserID
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by:CarlsbergFTW
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delete from sessions where sessions.id in (select id from users, sessions where sessions.id = users.id and users.username = 'anonymous')

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try tuning that to fit your needs and be careful when working with delete statements. As Brandon tried to explain to you, the more information the better for a potential valid answer.
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by:Midwest
ID: 35069741
Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'as'.  I have tried this before....  I am not a complete newbie at SQL Server, starting to think it has something to do with SQL Azure.

DELETE FROM [DatabaseName].[dbo].[Sessions] as S
	INNER JOIN [DatabaseName].[dbo].[Users] as U on S.UserId = U.Id
        WHERE U.Id = U.Username
GO

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by:CarlsbergFTW
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What are the exact names of the columns / tables you are trying to work with and what is the value for the 'anonymous' identifier in the column ?


-- 'as' just provides an alias for the table you are working with.

Good luck.
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Éric Moreau earned 300 total points
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again (the syntax is that you have to delete from the ALIAS)



delete s
from sessions as S
inner join users as U
on U.id = s.UserID
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by:BrandonGalderisi
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Did you try my syntax?
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by:Midwest
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Anonymous users have Users.Id = Users.Username.  When someone comes into the application, right away I create an anonymous user by adding them into the database, they simply have an Id generated (Guid) and I assign that Id as their Username as well.  They don't have any other information (until they sign in or register).  Here are the necessary fields I am working with.

Users Table:
Id
....
Username
....

Sessions Table:
UserId
....
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by:Éric Moreau
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delete s
from sessions as S
inner join users as U
on U.id = s.UserID
and u.id = u.username
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by:CarlsbergFTW
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delete from sessions s where S.userid in (select id from users u, sessions ss where ss.userid = u.id and u.username = 'Guid')

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by:CarlsbergFTW
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delete from sessions s where S.userid in (select u.id from users u, sessions ss where ss.userid = u.id and u.username = 'Guid')
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by:Midwest
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Oh, sorry guys I missed that.  This would work but I am getting an error because my Users.Id (guid) is different from Users.Username (varchar).  See new question here: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS-SQL-Server/SQL_Server_2008/Q_26871234.html

DELETE S FROM [DatabaseName].[dbo].[Sessions] as S
	INNER JOIN [DatabaseName].[dbo].[Users] as U on S.UserId = U.Id
    WHERE U.Id = U.Username
GO

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by:Midwest
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Thanks guys!
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by:BrandonGalderisi
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There is no need to start a new question:

DELETE S FROM [DatabaseName].[dbo].[Sessions] as S
      INNER JOIN [DatabaseName].[dbo].[Users] as U on S.UserId = U.Id
    WHERE cast(U.Id as char(36)) = U.Username
GO
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