Tutorial :How to delete a row in a sqlite database table?


I am using fmdb for managing my database. I could not find any example for deleting a row from a table in fmdb. I tried

  NSString *sqlStat=@"DELETE from tableName WHERE id=3";        FMResultSet *rs = [database executeQuery:sqlStat];  

but its not working because when I checked the total number of entries in table, I am getting the same number as before executing the above statement. So, what is a proper way to delete a row from a table using fmdb?


FMDB can be a little finicky if you dont pass in the object as an NSNumber. This is the supported, and safe way of formatting queries.

[db executeUpdate:@"DELETE FROM theTable WHERE id = ?", [NSNumber numberWithInt:myObject.id]];  


You should replace:

... [database executeQuery:sqlStat] ...


... [database executeUpdate:sqlStat];

Also, try adding:

[database beginTransaction];  

before your CRUD block, and:

[database commit];  

after executing an update/delete/insert operation.



i also ran into the same symptom. and my problem was i didnt call (and caused "out of memory" error)

[db open];  

be sure to do this to debug your fmdb issues db.traceExecution=YES; db.logsErrors=YES;


you need to ensure all the processes

NSString *query = @"delete from places where published = 1";  const char *sqlStatement = [query UTF8String];  sqlite3_stmt *compiledStatement;  if(sqlite3_prepare_v2(database, sqlStatement, -1, &compiledStatement, NULL) == SQLITE_OK) {      // Loop through the results and add them to the feeds array      while(sqlite3_step(compiledStatement) == SQLITE_ROW) {          // Read the data from the result row          NSLog(@"result is here");      }        // Release the compiled statement from memory      sqlite3_finalize(compiledStatement);    }  int numberOfEffectedRow = sqlite3_changes(database);  return numberOfEffectedRow; // get number of effected rows  

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