Delete child record with one to many relation

I have Master table "Employer" and child table "EmpDetails"
Table "Employer" have following columns

EmployeeID , EmploymentVersionID,Name and Score.

Child Table "EmpDetails" have the following column

Now i want to delete the master table record and associate with child record (its one to many relationship).

I amn not sure how to loop and delete all the child record associate with master recrod, any help much appreciated.
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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
You don't "loop". In T-SQL we use sets and thus set-based approaches. To delete all child rows you specify an appropriate condition:

SET @EmployeeID = 123;


WHERE EmployeeID = @EmployeeID;

WHERE EmployeeID = @EmployeeID;


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This will delete all rows in the child table with the same EmployeeID. Then the master row.

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