Solved

delete * from tables?

Posted on 2012-03-23
4
475 Views
Last Modified: 2012-03-23
Is there a simple to delete every records from multiple tables?
Then I need to compact the database to recreate the auto number start from 1.
0
Comment
Question by:dkim18
4 Comments
 
LVL 18

Assisted Solution

by:Cluskitt
Cluskitt earned 50 total points
ID: 37757841
Select all the tables you want to delete, copy then with "Structure only" option (no data), delete the original ones, rename the new ones (easy to delete the "copy of" part)
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
wshark83 earned 350 total points
ID: 37757869
you can have multiple statements as per below :

DoCmd.RunSQL ("Delete * from <tablename1>")
DoCmd.RunSQL ("Delete * from <tablename2>")
DoCmd.RunSQL ("Delete * from <tablename3>")
DoCmd.RunSQL ("Delete * from <tablename4>")

this is quicker in deleted all the rows from the table and keeps the table structure intact
0
 
LVL 47

Assisted Solution

by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
Dale Fye (Access MVP) earned 50 total points
ID: 37758001
Running the delete query will not restart the autonumbers from scratch, Cluskitt's method will do this for you.

But I would argue that this is a waste of time.  Autonumber ID fields should not be visible to your users anyway, so restarting from 1 is not necessary.  If you need to display a field to users that starts at one, use a numeric value that you can manipulate the way you want to.
0
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:VBClassicGuy
VBClassicGuy earned 50 total points
ID: 37758590
If you must compact the database, use this:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/273956
0

Featured Post

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I see at least one EE question a week that pertains to using temporary tables in MS Access.  But surprisingly, I was unable to find a single article devoted solely to this topic. I don’t intend to describe all of the uses of temporary tables in t…
Preparing an email is something we should all take special care with – especially when the email is for somebody you may not know very well. The pressures of everyday working life stacked with a hectic office environment can make this a real challen…
In Microsoft Access, learn the trick to repeating sub-report headings at the top of each page. The problem with sub-reports and headings: Add a dummy group to the sub report using the expression =1: Set the “Repeat Section” property of the dummy…
With Microsoft Access, learn how to start a database in different ways and produce different start-up actions allowing you to use a single database to perform multiple tasks. Specify a start-up form through options: Specify an Autoexec macro: Us…

839 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question