To delete a row and re-read the update data from Postgresql in Streamlit


How I can delete any row in Postgresql database and then show the updated datatable to user in Streamlit.

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Hi @Mayank_Rathore,

Thanks for posting!

Here’s a section in our docs that you’ll find helpful to get you started:

Following the example provided in the docs link above, you can modify it to include the delete button as below:


import streamlit as st
import psycopg2

# Initialize connection.
# Uses st.cache_resource to only run once.
def init_connection():
    return psycopg2.connect(**st.secrets["postgres"])

conn = init_connection()

# Perform query.
# Uses st.cache_data to only rerun when the query changes or after 10 min.
def run_query(query, params=None):
    with conn.cursor() as cur:
        cur.execute(query, params)
        return cur.fetchall()

# Allow users to input the ID of the row to delete
row_id_to_delete = st.text_input("Enter the ID of the row to delete:")

# Delete button to delete a row based on the input ID
if st.button("Delete Row"):
    run_query("DELETE FROM mytable WHERE id = %s;", (row_id_to_delete,))
    st.success(f"Row with ID {row_id_to_delete} has been deleted.")

# Fetch and display the updated data
rows = run_query("SELECT * from mytable;")
for row in rows:
    st.write(f"{row[0]} has a :{row[1]}:")

I hope this helps!

Hello! I’m assuming you want to automatically reload and display the updated table in a Streamlit web application after deleting a row in a PostgreSQL database. Here’s how you can achieve this:

import streamlit as st
import psycopg2
import pandas as pd

# Connect to the database
connection = psycopg2.connect(

# Function to delete a row and update the displayed table
def delete_and_refresh_data(row_id):
    cursor = connection.cursor()

    # Define the SQL query to delete the row
    delete_query = f"DELETE FROM your_table WHERE id = {row_id}"

    # Execute the delete query

    # Fetch updated data
    cursor.execute("SELECT * FROM your_table")
    updated_data = cursor.fetchall()


    # Display the updated data in a Streamlit table
    st.write(pd.DataFrame(updated_data, columns=["Column1", "Column2", ...]))

st.title("Data Table")

# Fetch and display initial data
cursor = connection.cursor()
cursor.execute("SELECT * FROM your_table")
initial_data = cursor.fetchall()

st.write(pd.DataFrame(initial_data, columns=["Column1", "Column2", ...]))

# Get user input for row deletion
row_id_to_delete = st.number_input("Enter the ID of the row to delete:")
if st.button("Delete"):

# Close the database connection

Hope this helps!

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Hi @tonykip ,
Thanks a lot for the detailed answer. I am able to get the app up and running when it loads for the first time. I am also able to read the table in my app. But, when I click on “Delete” button:, I am getting this error:

2023-09-06 13:34:01.896 Uncaught app exception
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “C:\Users\xxxx\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\streamlit\runtime\caching\storage\”, line 87, in get
entry_bytes = self._read_from_mem_cache(key)
File “C:\Users\xxxx\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\streamlit\runtime\caching\storage\”, line 137, in _read_from_mem_cache
raise CacheStorageKeyNotFoundError(“Key not found in mem cache”) Key not found in mem cache

During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File “C:\Users\xxx\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\streamlit\runtime\caching\”, line 634, in read_result
pickled_entry =
File “C:\Users\xxxx\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\streamlit\runtime\caching\storage\”, line 89, in get
entry_bytes = self._persist_storage.get(key)
File “C:\Users\xxxx\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\streamlit\runtime\caching\storage\”, line 155, in get
raise CacheStorageKeyNotFoundError( Local disk cache storage is disabled (persist=None)

During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File “C:\Users\xxxx\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\streamlit\runtime\scriptrunner\”, line 552, in _run_script
exec(code, module.dict)
File “C:\Users\xxxx\Desktop\laptop-backup\desktop-data\Jellyfishpoc\GloproxxxxStreamlitpoc\src\app\”, line 339, in
run_query(“DELETE FROM xxxx_dev.xxxx_explorer WHERE project_id = %s;”, (row_id_to_delete,))
File “C:\Users\xxxx\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\streamlit\runtime\caching\”, line 211, in wrapper
return cached_func(*args, **kwargs)
File “C:\Users\xxxx\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\streamlit\runtime\caching\”, line 240, in call
return self._get_or_create_cached_value(args, kwargs)
File “C:\Users\xxxx\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\streamlit\runtime\caching\”, line 266, in _get_or_create_cached_value
return self._handle_cache_miss(cache, value_key, func_args, func_kwargs)
File “C:\Users\xxxx\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\streamlit\runtime\caching\”, line 320, in _handle_cache_miss
computed_value = self._info.func(*func_args, **func_kwargs)
File “C:\Users\xxxx\Desktop\laptop-backup\desktop-data\Jellyfishpoc\GloproxxxxStreamlitpoc\src\app\”, line 332, in run_query
return cur.fetchall()
psycopg2.ProgrammingError: no results to fetch

Hi @gaurovgiri ,
Thanks a lot for the help. This did work with some tweaks.
Thanks again.

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