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deleteAll()


Model Class Delete Functions numeric model


Deletes all records that match the where argument. By default, objects will not be instantiated and therefore callbacks and validations are not invoked. You can change this behavior by passing in instantiate=true. Returns the number of records that were deleted.

Name Type Required Default Description
where string No Maps to the WHERE clause of the query (or HAVING when necessary). The following operators are supported: =, !=, <>, <, <=, >, >=, LIKE, NOT LIKE, IN, NOT IN, IS NULL, IS NOT NULL, AND, and OR (note that the key words need to be written in upper case). You can also use parentheses to group statements. You do not need to specify the table name(s); CFWheels will do that for you.
include string No Associations that should be included in the query using INNER or LEFT OUTER joins (which join type that is used depends on how the association has been set up in your model). If all included associations are set on the current model, you can specify them in a list (e.g. department,addresses,emails). You can build more complex include strings by using parentheses when the association is set on an included model, like album(artist(genre)), for example. These complex include strings only work when returnAs is set to query though.
reload boolean No false Set to true to force CFWheels to query the database even though an identical query for this model may have been run in the same request. (The default in CFWheels is to get the second query from the model's request-level cache.)
parameterize any No true Set to true to use cfqueryparam on all columns, or pass in a list of property names to use cfqueryparam on those only.
instantiate boolean No false Whether or not to instantiate the object(s) first. When objects are not instantiated, any callbacks and validations set on them will be skipped.
transaction string No [runtime expression] Set this to commit to update the database, rollback to run all the database queries but not commit them, or none to skip transaction handling altogether.
callbacks boolean No true Set to false to disable callbacks for this method.
includeSoftDeletes boolean No false Set to true to include soft-deleted records in the queries that this method runs.
softDelete boolean No true Set to false to permanently delete a record, even if it has a soft delete column.
// Delete all inactive users without instantiating them (will skip validation and callbacks).
recordsDeleted = model("user").deleteAll(where="inactive=1", instantiate=false);
// If you have a `hasMany` association setup from `post` to `comment`, you can do a scoped call. (The `deleteAllComments` method below will call `model("comment").deleteAll(where="postId=#post.id#")` internally.)
post = model("post").findByKey(params.postId);
howManyDeleted = post.deleteAllComments();

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