Delete all Rows from Table in Python MySQL

Python MySQL – Delete all rows from table

To delete all the rows from a MySQL table in Python program,

  1. Create a connection to the MySQL database with user credentials and database name, using connect() function.
  2. Get cursor object to the database using cursor() function.
  3. Call execute() function on the cursor object, and pass the DELETE FROM table query. The DELETE query deletes all the rows from table.

Example

Consider that there is a schema named mydatabase in MySQL. The credentials to access this database are: user – root and password – admin1234, and there is a table named fruits in mydatabase.

In the following program, we delete all the rows from fruits table.

Python Program

import mysql.connector

mydb = mysql.connector.connect(
  host="localhost",
  user="root",
  password="admin1234",
  database="mydatabase"
)

mycursor = mydb.cursor()

try:
  mycursor.execute("DELETE FROM fruits")
  print('All rows are deleted.')
except:
  print('An exception occurred while deleting rows.')

mydb.commit()

Output

All rows are deleted.

Table data after DELETE operation

Python MySQL - Delete all rows from table

Summary

In this tutorial of Python Examples, we learned how to delete all the rows from a table, from a Python program.