Tsql – T-SQL: Selecting rows to delete via joins

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Scenario:

Let's say I have two tables, TableA and TableB. TableB's primary key is a single column (BId), and is a foreign key column in TableA.

In my situation, I want to remove all rows in TableA that are linked with specific rows in TableB: Can I do that through joins? Delete all rows that are pulled in from the joins?

DELETE FROM TableA 
FROM
   TableA a
   INNER JOIN TableB b
      ON b.BId = a.BId
      AND [my filter condition]

Or am I forced to do this:

DELETE FROM TableA
WHERE
   BId IN (SELECT BId FROM TableB WHERE [my filter condition])

The reason I ask is it seems to me that the first option would be much more effecient when dealing with larger tables.

Thanks!

Best Solution

DELETE TableA
FROM   TableA a
       INNER JOIN TableB b
               ON b.Bid = a.Bid
                  AND [my filter condition] 

should work