Delete Table

The Delete Table utility allows you to delete one generation of a table. If you wish to delete all generations of a table, you must delete each generation individually using this utility. This utility is often used to remove a corrupt generation of a table and revert to an earlier version.

To delete a table, select Option 3 – DELETE TABLE from the Utility menu. This will display the Delete Table screen (see Figure 154).

Figure 154. Delete Table Screen
Delete Table Screen

Insert the name of the table you wish to delete and the name of the library in which it resides. If the table is protected by a password, you must insert the password in the Password field. Insert the generation of the table you wish to delete. If a generation is not specified, tablesONLINE will delete the current generation.

Once you have completed all of the necessary information in this screen, press <PF2> to delete the specified table generation.

If you wish to delete more than one generation of a table, successive presses of <PF2> will delete generations, one deletion for each use of <PF2>, until no further generations exist.

If you have inserted a table name and relied on tablesONLINE to insert the proper library name in the Library Name field, you should press <Enter> before pressing <PF2>. This allows you to verify that the defaults have been correctly resolved before the delete command is executed.