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Database: how to remove more than one actors?

In the exercise for removing data in - Remove actors with the first name "Yuri", "Walter" and "Victor".

My input is:

DELETE FROM actors WHERE name LIKE ("Yuri%" AND "Walter%" AND "Victor%);

Is the the correct format?

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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You can't combine terms with AND.

And AND is for requiring all conditions at once, OR is for any one of the conditions.

But you can combine complete expressions:

... name LIKE "Yuri%" OR name LIKE "Walter%" OR name LIKE "Victor%";

Would this also delete the actresses named "Victoria"?

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
200,416 Points

It would! So perhaps a better solution would be to include a space between the name and the "%" symbol.

Matthew Wilkes
Matthew Wilkes
4,809 Points

I used the below and this seemed to work for me:

DELETE FROM actors WHERE name IN ("Yuri", "Walter", "Victor")
Steven Parker
Steven Parker
200,416 Points

Sure, but you can't use the wildcard "%" when using the membership operator ("IN"). It only works with "LIKE".

But as you discovered, it's not needed for the challenge.