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Old July 18th, 2006, 01:24 AM
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The articles are automatically deleted through SQL in a process known as cascading delete. When a relationship is set up between two tables an option can be specified to do a cascading update and/or delete. That means that anything that is requested to be done to the parent table is first cascaded to the child table(s). This can be very handy when you have a complicated database structure. Without cascading delete a table can have a child records that are orphaned and inaccessible.