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As the name suggests, the DELETE statement would remove data from your database.

The syntax is as follows:


The output should indicate that 1 row was affected:

Query OK, 1 row affected (0.01 sec)

Important: Just like the UPDATE statement, if you don't specify a WHERE clause, all of the entries from the table will be affected, meaning that all of your users will be deleted. So it is critical to always add a WHERE clause when executing a DELETE statement.

Similar to the Linux rm command, when you use the DELETE statement, the data would be gone permanently, and the only way to recover your data would be by restoring a backup.