How to truncate MySQL tables from the CLI

How to truncate MySQL tables from the CLI

ATTENTIONThis method requires SSH access. Nexcess Classic (non-Cloud) clients must first enable SSH access and adjust their firewall settings in SiteWorx; Cloud accounts have SSH enabled by default.

Use the following procedure to perform the truncate table operation using the MySQL CLI:


  1. Log in to your hosting account using SSH:

    mysql -u [username] -p [database_name)

    For example:

    mysql -u johndoe -p data_mysite


  1. Enter your password.

  2. Execute:

    truncate table [table_name]

Other resources

For the complete MySQL documentation, refer to the MySQL website


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