DML delete data

Delete rows that match a WHERE condition by using DML.

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Code sample

C#

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud Spanner, see the Cloud Spanner Client Libraries.

public static async Task DeleteUsingDmlCoreAsync(
    string projectId,
    string instanceId,
    string databaseId)
{
    string connectionString =
        $"Data Source=projects/{projectId}/instances/{instanceId}"
        + $"/databases/{databaseId}";

    // Create connection to Cloud Spanner.
    using (var connection =
        new SpannerConnection(connectionString))
    {
        await connection.OpenAsync();

        SpannerCommand cmd = connection.CreateDmlCommand(
           "DELETE FROM Singers WHERE FirstName = 'Alice'");
        int rowCount = await cmd.ExecuteNonQueryAsync();
        Console.WriteLine($"{rowCount} row(s) deleted...");
    }
}

C++

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud Spanner, see the Cloud Spanner Client Libraries.

void DmlStandardDelete(google::cloud::spanner::Client client) {
  using ::google::cloud::StatusOr;
  namespace spanner = ::google::cloud::spanner;
  auto commit_result = client.Commit([&client](spanner::Transaction txn)
                                         -> StatusOr<spanner::Mutations> {
    auto dele = client.ExecuteDml(
        std::move(txn),
        spanner::SqlStatement("DELETE FROM Singers WHERE FirstName = 'Alice'"));
    if (!dele) return dele.status();
    return spanner::Mutations{};
  });
  if (!commit_result) {
    throw std::runtime_error(commit_result.status().message());
  }
  std::cout << "Delete was successful [spanner_dml_standard_delete]\n";
}

Go

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud Spanner, see the Cloud Spanner Client Libraries.


import (
	"context"
	"fmt"
	"io"

	"cloud.google.com/go/spanner"
)

func deleteUsingDML(w io.Writer, db string) error {
	ctx := context.Background()
	client, err := spanner.NewClient(ctx, db)
	if err != nil {
		return err
	}
	defer client.Close()

	_, err = client.ReadWriteTransaction(ctx, func(ctx context.Context, txn *spanner.ReadWriteTransaction) error {
		stmt := spanner.Statement{SQL: `DELETE FROM Singers WHERE FirstName = 'Alice'`}
		rowCount, err := txn.Update(ctx, stmt)
		if err != nil {
			return err
		}
		fmt.Fprintf(w, "%d record(s) deleted.\n", rowCount)
		return nil
	})
	return err
}

Java

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud Spanner, see the Cloud Spanner Client Libraries.

static void deleteUsingDml(DatabaseClient dbClient) {
  dbClient
      .readWriteTransaction()
      .run(
          new TransactionCallable<Void>() {
            @Override
            public Void run(TransactionContext transaction) throws Exception {
              String sql = "DELETE FROM Singers WHERE FirstName = 'Alice'";
              long rowCount = transaction.executeUpdate(Statement.of(sql));
              System.out.printf("%d record deleted.\n", rowCount);
              return null;
            }
          });
}

Node.js

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud Spanner, see the Cloud Spanner Client Libraries.

// Imports the Google Cloud client library
const {Spanner} = require('@google-cloud/spanner');

/**
 * TODO(developer): Uncomment the following lines before running the sample.
 */
// const projectId = 'my-project-id';
// const instanceId = 'my-instance';
// const databaseId = 'my-database';

// Creates a client
const spanner = new Spanner({
  projectId: projectId,
});

// Gets a reference to a Cloud Spanner instance and database
const instance = spanner.instance(instanceId);
const database = instance.database(databaseId);

database.runTransaction(async (err, transaction) => {
  if (err) {
    console.error(err);
    return;
  }
  try {
    const [rowCount] = await transaction.runUpdate({
      sql: "DELETE FROM Singers WHERE FirstName = 'Alice'",
    });

    console.log(`Successfully deleted ${rowCount} record.`);
    await transaction.commit();
  } catch (err) {
    console.error('ERROR:', err);
  } finally {
    // Close the database when finished.
    database.close();
  }
});

PHP

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud Spanner, see the Cloud Spanner Client Libraries.

use Google\Cloud\Spanner\SpannerClient;
use Google\Cloud\Spanner\Transaction;

/**
 * Deletes sample data in the database with a DML statement.
 *
 * @param string $instanceId The Spanner instance ID.
 * @param string $databaseId The Spanner database ID.
 */
function delete_data_with_dml($instanceId, $databaseId)
{
    $spanner = new SpannerClient();
    $instance = $spanner->instance($instanceId);
    $database = $instance->database($databaseId);

    $database->runTransaction(function (Transaction $t) use ($spanner) {
        $rowCount = $t->executeUpdate(
            "DELETE FROM Singers WHERE FirstName = 'Alice'");
        $t->commit();
        printf('Deleted %d row(s).' . PHP_EOL, $rowCount);
    });
}

Python

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud Spanner, see the Cloud Spanner Client Libraries.

# instance_id = "your-spanner-instance"
# database_id = "your-spanner-db-id"

spanner_client = spanner.Client()
instance = spanner_client.instance(instance_id)
database = instance.database(database_id)

def delete_singers(transaction):
    row_ct = transaction.execute_update(
        "DELETE FROM Singers WHERE FirstName = 'Alice'"
    )

    print("{} record(s) deleted.".format(row_ct))

database.run_in_transaction(delete_singers)

Ruby

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud Spanner, see the Cloud Spanner Client Libraries.

# project_id  = "Your Google Cloud project ID"
# instance_id = "Your Spanner instance ID"
# database_id = "Your Spanner database ID"

require "google/cloud/spanner"

spanner = Google::Cloud::Spanner.new project: project_id
client  = spanner.client instance_id, database_id
row_count = 0

client.transaction do |transaction|
  row_count = transaction.execute_update(
    "DELETE FROM Singers WHERE FirstName = 'Alice'"
  )
end

puts "#{row_count} record deleted."

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