SQL TRUNCATE Table: Tutorial & Explanation

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TRUNCATE _____ all rows from the table.

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1. By default, TRUNCATE will _____ the space left behind by the deleted rows.

2. Releasing the space of the deleted the rows prevents what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your understanding of important concepts with this quiz and worksheet. Make sure you understand the definition of TRUNCATE, what it does to help a database manager and the proper syntax for using the command.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to check your recall of:

  • What the TRUNCATE command does
  • Proper syntax for TRUNCATE
  • The default status of rows after TRUNCATE is used

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use new knowledge to properly apply the TRUNCATE command in SQL operations
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately describe important points, such as TRUNCATE and syntax
  • Information recall - access new knowledge, such as the proper syntax of TRUNCATE

Additional Learning

To find more information, review the lesson titled SQL TRUNCATE Table: Tutorial & Explanation. It will cover topics such as:

  • The difference between TRUNCATE and DELETE in SQL
  • The difference between DROP and TRUNCATE in SQL
  • How to use TRUNCATE in different database management systems
  • Situations TRUNCATE will and will not work in
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