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Another way of deleting data in chunks

I’m bloggin this because I’ll need it in a few weeks….

Michael Campbell has blogged about removing data from a table in chunks http://sqladvice.com/blogs/repeatableread/archive/2005/09/20/12795.aspx. This can be simplified even further in SQL Server 2005

DELETE TOP (2000) FROM MyBigTableWHERE someCondition = true  ORDER BY Dateolumn ASC

 

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