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Error: Could Not Delete from Specified Tables

By December 27, 2012

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In a recent forum message, a user wrote:

"Hello, I'm working with two tables. One is the "Repairs" table and the other is the "RepairRegion" table. I'm attempting to delete any/all record(s) in the "Repairs" table that is in the "OBS" region in the "RepairRegion" table. Here is the query:

DELETE Repairs.*, RepairRegion.RegionID
FROM Repairs INNER JOIN RepairRegion ON Repairs.Repair_ID = RepairRegion.RepairID
WHERE (((RepairRegion.RegionID)="obs"));

I receive the error message "Could not delete from specified tables".What do you suppose that I'm doing wrong?? Thank you for looking at this."

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January 1, 2013 at 9:48 pm
(1) Moven says:

Try using this .
delete from Repairs where exists
select * from Repairs where Repairs.Repair_ID=RepairsRegion.Repair_ID and RepairRegion.RegionID=”obs”

Thank you for sharing experience.

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