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Hi!

Have a table that contains:

Tablename -> ControlTable

ControlID          Tekst                                    ParentID

1                          This is a test                              Null
2                          This are another test                     1
3                           ....................                                   1
4                          xxxxxxxxxxxxxx                        Null
5                          xxxxxxxxxxxxxx                        Null
6                          xxxxxxxxxxxxxx                        Null
7                          xxxxxxxxxxxxxx                        Null
8                          xxxxxxxxxxxxxx                        Null
9                          xxxxxxxxxxxxxx                             8
10                       xxxxxxxxxxxxxx                              8
t remove

I want to build a delete sql, that remove all records
that dosent have Parents-> ControlID = 4,5,6,7 dosent have parent
and i want to remove this records

How can i do this ?
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by:Brian Crowe
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DELETE FROM ControlTable
WHERE ParentID IS NULL
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by:Duke_George
ID: 39815149
The following will delete records that do not have a control ID of 4,5,6,7

Delete from ControlTable where ControlID Not IN(4,5,6,7)
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
ID: 39815159
Is this table nested any deeper than what your example shows?

If so, do you want to keep all of the children, grand-children, ... of those 4 records as well as those 4 root nodes?
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by:team2005
ID: 39815172
Hi!

This is only exaple Duke...

I want to remove from my example
ControlID=4,5,6,7
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by:Duke_George
ID: 39815184
then you would use the following:

Delete from ControlTable where ControlID IN(4,5,6,7)
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by:Brian Crowe
ID: 39815192
ControlID's 1 & 8 also don't have ParentID values.  Did you want to delete them as well?

I want to build a delete sql, that remove all records
that dosent have Parents
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by:team2005
ID: 39815241
Hi!

Duke -> Its an example, next time ther ControlID can be
f.eks 1000299,100288 ...
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by:team2005
ID: 39815262
Hi!

Try to explane this in onother way...

If ParentID = Null , then this i call Parent Controll
if ParentID <> Null , then its refering to a parent controll
and this we call child controll

I want a sql that removes alle records that are Parent Controll
that have no child controlls
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by:Brian Crowe
ID: 39815294
Then it sounds like you're back to my original post...

DELETE FROM ControlTable
WHERE ParentID IS NULL
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ScottPletcher earned 500 total points
ID: 39815407
DELETE FROM ct_parent
FROM dbo.ControlTable ct_parent
WHERE
    ct_parent.ParentID IS NULL AND
    NOT EXISTS(
        SELECT 1
        FROM dbo.ControlTable ct_child
        WHERE
            ct_child.ParentID = ct_parent.ControlID
        )
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by:awking00
ID: 39815586
>>DELETE FROM ct_parent
FROM dbo.ControlTable ct_parent<<
Shouldn't that just be -
DELETE FROM dbo.ControlTable ct_parent
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by:ScottPletcher
ID: 39815735
Nope -- try a syntax check on each one :-).

Or review the DELETE syntax in Books Online.
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by:team2005
ID: 39835211
Thanks
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