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Subject:Re: Query Delete, file size before and after deleting majority of records
Date:Sat, 16 Sep 2017 09:53:24 -0400
From:"Steven Green" <>
besides what Tom said.. another facet of the same issue.. when you do a 
"NOT" query, it gathers all the potential results, from whatever other rules 
are part of the query, then deletes the ones that are "NOT".. you can have a 
200 meg, empty Answer table, if you started out with a 200 meg real table


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"bob shin"  wrote in message news:59bc9d10$


I am using following query delete function to delete and to reduce file size
but the file size in window is the same.

ex  before query delete
number of rec = 669035
file size 487186 kb
index size 1654 kb

after deleting 99% of the records the file size is

number of rec = 150
file size 487186 kb
index size 1654

Records were delete but the system file size does not change.

I have refreshed and reopen the folder to verify but still the same.  Also
when I run a query the table it take as long, when the records size was 

Any idea?

qbe = query

:workretail:ginv#  | date |
delete |<~date1|


bob shin 

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