delete command

The delete BASIC program deletes one or more items from the given file.

If dictionary is specified, the dictionary items are deleted. If dictionary is not specified, the data items are deleted.

This command does not delete the file itself. To remove data from the file, active update must be on (see set-active-update command).


delete file.reference {itemlist*} {selection.criteria} {(option}


options i Suppresses the message item deleted.


delete names smith
[435] item ’SMITH’ deleted