Deleting values from a column or entire row

CQL provides the DELETE statement to delete a column or row. Deleted values are removed completely by the first compaction following deletion.


  1. Delete the value of the column lastname from the table cyclist_name.

    DELETE lastname FROM cycling.cyclist_name
      WHERE id = c7fceba0-c141-4207-9494-a29f9809de6f;
  2. Delete entire row for a particular race from the table calendar.

    DELETE FROM cycling.calendar
    WHERE race_id = 201;

    You can also define a Time-To-Live value for an individual column or an entire table. This property causes the database to delete the data automatically after a certain amount of time has elapsed. For details, see Expiring data with Time-To-Live.

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