TRUNCATE

Empties a table of all rows.

Synopsis

TRUNCATE [TABLE] name [, ...] [CASCADE | RESTRICT]

Description

TRUNCATE quickly removes all rows from a table or set of tables.This is most useful on large tables.

Parameters

name
The name (optionally schema-qualified) of a table to be truncated.

CASCADE
Since this key word applies to foreign key references (which are not supported in HAWQ) it has no effect.

RESTRICT
Since this key word applies to foreign key references (which are not supported in HAWQ) it has no effect.

Notes

Only the owner of a table may TRUNCATE it. TRUNCATE will not perform the following:

  • Run any user-defined ON DELETE triggers that might exist for the tables.

    Note: HAWQ does not support user-defined triggers.

  • Truncate any tables that inherit from the named table. Only the named table is truncated, not its child tables.

Examples

Empty the table films:

TRUNCATE films;

Compatibility

There is no TRUNCATE command in the SQL standard.

See Also

DROP TABLE