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ZAP Command

Removes all records from a table, leaving just the table structure.

ZAP   [IN nWorkArea | cTableAlias]


  • IN nWorkArea
    Specifies the work area of the table in which all records are removed.
  • IN cTableAlias
    Specifies the alias of the table in which all records are removed.

    If you omit nWorkArea and cTableAlias, all records are removed in the table in the currently selected work area.


Issuing ZAP is equivalent to issuing DELETE ALL followed by PACK, but ZAP is much faster.

If SET SAFETY is ON, Microsoft Visual FoxPro asks if you would like to remove the records from the current table.

Issuing ZAP does not cause a Delete trigger to occur. For more information about creating triggers for a table, see CREATE TRIGGER Command.


Records zapped from the current table cannot be recalled.

See Also


DELETE Command
PACK Command

Other Resources

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