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Java - how to make MySQL delete query with JDBC?

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In Java it is possible to make SQL DELETE query with JDBC in following way.

Note: read this article to know how to download and install JDBC driver proper way.

1. DELETE query with JDBC example

Note: this approach prevents of SQL Injection attack.

package com.dirask.examples;

import java.sql.Connection;
import java.sql.DriverManager;
import java.sql.PreparedStatement;
import java.sql.SQLException;

public class Program {
	private static final String DB_NAME = "test";
	private static final String DB_HOST = ""; // 'localhost'
	private static final String DB_USER = "root";
	private static final String DB_PASSWORD = "root";
	private static final String DB_URL = "jdbc:mysql://" + DB_HOST + "/" 
		+ DB_NAME + "?serverTimezone=UTC";
	public static void main(String[] args) throws ClassNotFoundException {
		String sql = "DELETE FROM `users` WHERE `name` = ?";
		try (
			// gets connection with database
			Connection connection = DriverManager.getConnection(DB_URL,
			// sends queries and receives results
			PreparedStatement statement = connection.prepareStatement(sql);
		) {
			// this way to prevent sql injection
			statement.setString(1, "John");
			int count= statement.executeUpdate();
			System.out.print("Number of deleted rows is " + count + ".");
		} catch (SQLException e) {
			// some logic depending on scenario
			// maybe LOGGER.log(e.getMessage()) and "result false"


Number of deleted rows is 1.


Database state after SQL DELETE query with PDO class - PHP / MySQL.
Database state after SQL DELETE query with JDBC class - HeidiSQL

2. Data base preparation

create_tables.sql file:

CREATE TABLE `users` (
	`name` VARCHAR(100) NOT NULL,
	`role` VARCHAR(15) NOT NULL,

insert_data.sql file:

	(`name`, `role`)
	('John', 'admin'),
	('Chris', 'moderator'),
	('Kate', 'user'),
	('Denis', 'moderator');

See also

  1. Java - how to make MySQL insert query with JDBC?
  2. Java - how to make MySQL select query with JDBC?
  3. Java - how to make MySQL update query with JDBC?
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