CQL for Cassandra 1.2

Deleting columns and rows

CQL provides the DELETE command to delete a column or row. Deleted values are removed completely by the first compaction following deletion.


  1. Deletes user jsmith's session token column.
    cqlsh:demodb> DELETE session_token FROM users where pk = 'jsmith';
  2. Delete jsmith's entire row.
    cqlsh:demodb> DELETE FROM users where pk = 'jsmith';