delete the contents of a table

How would i delete the contents of a table?
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Dale FyeOwner, Developing Solutions LLCCommented:
run a query.  To delete all of the records:

DELETE FROM yourTableName

To delete only selected records:

DELETE FROM yourTAble
WHERE [SomeField] = SomeNumericValue

or

DELETE FROM yourTABLE
WHERE [SomeField] = "SumTextValue"

If you need to do this from code:

Dim strSQL as string
strSQL = "DELETE FROM yourTAble WHERE [SomeField] = 3"
Currentdb.execute strsql, dbfailonerror

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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
<No Points wanted>
In front of all "destructive" code you should consider inserting some sort of "are you sure?" logic

Something roughly like this:

Dim strSQL as string
strSQL = "DELETE FROM yourTAble WHERE [SomeField] = 3"
If msgbox("Delete all records permanently, ...are you sure?, vbyessNo+vbquestion)=vbNo Then
    exit sub
end if
Currentdb.execute strsql, dbfailonerror 

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vbnetcoderAuthor Commented:
This is a table that i am going to be deleting from a lot.  Should i use delete something else?
Dale FyeOwner, Developing Solutions LLCCommented:
So this is basically a temporary table that you write data to occasionally?

See my original post.
vbnetcoderAuthor Commented:
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