However, now I have a lot of database entries that are unneeded. I thought I would take the time to clean this up (even though I’ll no longer use the data and could easily just delete the tables). For the BGG Hotness, I have the tables: hotgame, hotperson, and hotcompany. I have 7,350 rows in each of those tables, since I collected data on 50 rankings every hour for just over 6 days. However, since the BGG hotness rankings only update daily, I really only need 300 rows (50 rankings * 6 days = 300 rows).
I know think the rankings update between 3 and 4, so I want to only keep the entries from 4:00 AM. I use the following SELECT statement to make sure I’m in the ballpark with where the data is that I want to keep:
There are several ways to solve this problem; this one is easy and works. The syntax won’t work for all database platforms, but does the trick for SQLite.