wpdb::delete( string $table, array $where, array|string $where_format = null ): int|false

Deletes a row in the table.


Description

Examples:

wpdb::delete( 'table', array( 'ID' => 1 ) )
wpdb::delete( 'table', array( 'ID' => 1 ), array( '%d' ) )

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See also


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Parameters

$table string Required
Table name.
$where array Required
A named array of WHERE clauses (in column => value pairs).
Multiple clauses will be joined with ANDs.
Both $where columns and $where values should be "raw".
Sending a null value will create an IS NULL comparison - the corresponding format will be ignored in this case.
$where_format array|string Optional
An array of formats to be mapped to each of the values in $where.
If string, that format will be used for all of the items in $where.
A format is one of '%d', '%f', '%s' (integer, float, string).
If omitted, all values in $data will be treated as strings unless otherwise specified in wpdb::$field_types.

Default: null


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Return

int|false The number of rows updated, or false on error.


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Source

File: wp-includes/wp-db.php. View all references

public function delete( $table, $where, $where_format = null ) {
	if ( ! is_array( $where ) ) {
		return false;
	}

	$where = $this->process_fields( $table, $where, $where_format );
	if ( false === $where ) {
		return false;
	}

	$conditions = array();
	$values     = array();
	foreach ( $where as $field => $value ) {
		if ( is_null( $value['value'] ) ) {
			$conditions[] = "`$field` IS NULL";
			continue;
		}

		$conditions[] = "`$field` = " . $value['format'];
		$values[]     = $value['value'];
	}

	$conditions = implode( ' AND ', $conditions );

	$sql = "DELETE FROM `$table` WHERE $conditions";

	$this->check_current_query = false;
	return $this->query( $this->prepare( $sql, $values ) );
}


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Changelog

Changelog
Version Description
3.4.0 Introduced.

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