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Data Manipulation Language (DML) Statements (Transact-SQL)

Data Manipulation Language (DML) is a vocabulary used to retrieve and work with data in SQL Server 2012. Use these statements to add, modify, query, or remove data from a SQL Server database.

The following table lists the DML statements that SQL Server uses.

The following table lists the clauses that are used in multiple DML statements or clauses.

Clause

Can be used in these statements

FROM (Transact-SQL)

DELETE, SELECT, UPDATE

Hints (Transact-SQL)

DELETE, INSERT, SELECT, UPDATE

OPTION Clause (Transact-SQL)

DELETE, SELECT, UPDATE

OUTPUT Clause (Transact-SQL)

DELETE, INSERT, MERGE, UPDATE

Search Condition (Transact-SQL)

DELETE, MERGE, SELECT, UPDATE

Table Value Constructor (Transact-SQL)

FROM, INSERT, MERGE

TOP (Transact-SQL)

DELETE, INSERT, MERGE, SELECT, UPDATE

WHERE (Transact-SQL)

DELETE, SELECT, UPDATE

WITH common_table_expression (Transact-SQL)

DELETE, INSERT, MERGE, SELECT, UPDATE

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