Delete Exapmle

PHP uses mysqli query() or mysql_query() function to delete records in a MySQL table. This function takes two parameters and returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Syntax

$mysqli->query($sql,$resultmode)
Sr.No.Parameter & Description
1

$sql

Required – SQL query to delete records in a MySQL table.

2

$resultmode

Optional – Either the constant MYSQLI_USE_RESULT or MYSQLI_STORE_RESULT depending on the desired behavior. By default, MYSQLI_STORE_RESULT is used.

Example

Try the following example to delete a record in a table −
Copy and paste the following example as mysql_example.php −

<html>
   <head>
      <title>Deleting MySQL Table record</title>
   </head>
   <body>
      <?php
         $dbhost = 'localhost';
         $dbuser = 'root';
         $dbpass = '[email protected]';
         $dbname = 'TUTORIALS';
         $mysqli = new mysqli($dbhost, $dbuser, $dbpass, $dbname);
         
         if($mysqli->connect_errno ) {
            printf("Connect failed: %s<br />", $mysqli->connect_error);
            exit();
         }
         printf('Connected successfully.<br />');
         if ($mysqli->query('DELETE FROM tutorials_tbl where tutorial_id = 4')) {
            printf("Table tutorials_tbl record deleted successfully.<br />");
         }
         if ($mysqli->errno) {
            printf("Could not delete record from table: %s<br />", $mysqli->error);
         }
         $sql = "SELECT tutorial_id, tutorial_title, tutorial_author, submission_date FROM tutorials_tbl";
		 
         $result = $mysqli->query($sql);
         if ($result->num_rows > 0) {
            while($row = $result->fetch_assoc()) {
               printf("Id: %s, Title: %s, Author: %s, Date: %d <br />", 
                  $row["tutorial_id"], 
                  $row["tutorial_title"], 
                  $row["tutorial_author"],
                  $row["submission_date"]);               
            }
         } else {
            printf('No record found.<br />');
         }
         mysqli_free_result($result);
         $mysqli->close();
      ?>
   </body>
</html>

Output

Access the mysql_example.php deployed on apache web server and verify the output. Here we’ve entered multiple records in the table before running the select script.

Connected successfully.
Table tutorials_tbl record deleted successfully.
Id: 1, Title: MySQL Tutorial, Author: Mahesh, Date: 2021
Id: 2, Title: HTML Tutorial, Author: Mahesh, Date: 2021
Id: 3, Title: PHP Tutorial, Author: Mahesh, Date: 2021
Id: 5, Title: Apache Tutorial, Author: Suresh, Date: 2021

Example (MySQLi Procedural)

<?php
$servername = “localhost”;
$username = “username”;
$password = “password”;
$dbname = “myDB”;

// Create connection
$conn = mysqli_connect($servername, $username, $password, $dbname);
// Check connection
if (!$conn) {
  die(“Connection failed: “ . mysqli_connect_error());
}

// sql to delete a record
$sql = “DELETE FROM MyGuests WHERE id=3”;

if (mysqli_query($conn, $sql)) {
  echo “Record deleted successfully”;
} else {
  echo “Error deleting record: “ . mysqli_error($conn);
}

mysqli_close($conn);
?>

Example (PDO)

<?php
$servername = “localhost”;
$username = “username”;
$password = “password”;
$dbname = “myDBPDO”;

try {
  $conn = new PDO(“mysql:host=$servername;dbname=$dbname”, $username, $password);
  // set the PDO error mode to exception
  $conn->setAttribute(PDO::ATTR_ERRMODE, PDO::ERRMODE_EXCEPTION);

  // sql to delete a record
  $sql = “DELETE FROM MyGuests WHERE id=3”;

  // use exec() because no results are returned
  $conn->exec($sql);
  echo “Record deleted successfully”;
} catch(PDOException $e) {
  echo $sql . “<br>” . $e->getMessage();
}

$conn = null;
?>

The UPDATE statement is used to update existing records in a table:
UPDATE table_name
SET column1=value, column2=value2,…
WHERE some_column=some_value 
Notice the WHERE clause in the UPDATE syntax: The WHERE clause specifies which record or records that should be updated. If you omit the WHERE clause, all records will be updated!
To learn more about SQL, please visit our SQL tutorial.
Let’s look at the “MyGuests” table:

idfirstnamelastnameemailreg_date
1JohnDoe[email protected]2014-10-22 14:26:15
2MaryMoe[email protected]2014-10-23 10:22:30

The following examples update the record with id=2 in the “MyGuests” table:

Example (MySQLi Object-oriented)

<?php
$servername = “localhost”;
$username = “username”;
$password = “password”;
$dbname = “myDB”;

// Create connection
$conn = new mysqli($servername, $username, $password, $dbname);
// Check connection
if ($conn->connect_error) {
  die(“Connection failed: “ . $conn->connect_error);
}

$sql = “UPDATE MyGuests SET lastname=’Doe’ WHERE id=2”;

if ($conn->query($sql) === TRUE) {
  echo “Record updated successfully”;
} else {
  echo “Error updating record: “ . $conn->error;
}

$conn->close();
?>