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Delete database data when date passes automatically

Thread began 11/23/2010 4:49 pm by bill173836 | Last modified 11/29/2010 11:48 am by Ray Borduin | 1741 views | 7 replies |

bill173836

Delete database data when date passes automatically

Is there a way for dataassist to delete inserted data in my database when A specific date passes. I have a database that uses a date field and I want it to automatically delete from the database when that date is passed.

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Brad Lawryk

You could try adding the delete multiple records to your home page for example then when anyone visited your home page any records prior to what ever date you put in your recordset would get deleted.

I haven't tried it but I don't see why it wouldn't work.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

You can probably just add a recordset to the top of the page with a query like:

DELETE FROM Table WHERE DateField < NOW()

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bill173836

<?php DELETE FROM events WHERE Date < 'NOW()'; ?>

I tried this but all I'm getting is a parsing error. An suggestions?

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bill173836

Thanks, I figured it out.

<?php
$con = mysql_connect("localhost","databasename","databasepassword");
if (!$con)
{
die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
}
mysql_select_db("databasename", $con);
mysql_query("DELETE FROM TableName WHERE FieldName < NOW()");
mysql_close($con);
?>

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

or just use the DW recordset and enter that as the query in the advanced tab and you don't have to write any of the other code by hand.

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bill173836

I tried that but dreamweaver would let me save it. It kept saying that it needed something.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

I see... yeah I guess you would have to create the recordset with:

SELECT * FROM TableName WHERE FieldName < NOW()

and then edit it in the code to the actual query you want after it is applied.

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