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Status Future consideration
Workspace Informix
Components Informix Server
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 6, 2018

Support limit (first xx) on delete statements

Currently limiting the number of rows to be deleted like "delete first 500 from " is not supported.
Only supported in simple selects.
To define which 500 records are deleted, this might be an alternate solution:
delete from
where ID in (select first 500 from
order by time_created_).

To delete the oldest 500 rows.
First statement would delete more or less randomly rows of the table.
  • Guest
    Aug 30, 2022

    This RFE is replaced by:

    https://ibm-data-and-ai.ideas.ibm.com/ideas/INFX-I-421


    New RFE INFX-i-421 is more standard and acomplishes the requested functionality in this RFE.

  • Guest
    Aug 31, 2019

    It would be very useful for us too. There are cases where we need to do mass delete. We cannot use trunk because not the whole table is deleted. We cannot use delete statement because of long transaction problem. Delete with limit would be perfect in such a case.