The docs clearly show how to insert/update a record, but not how to delete one.
If you have a reference to the object, simply call object.destroySelf() to remove it from the data base, provided it is not a foreign key or has any relationships depending on it.
If you do not have a reference to the object, simply use the delete class method:
class SampleSQLObject(SQLObject): # ... #... SampleSQLObject.delete(recordId)
If there are dependencies, you will have to delete the dependent records first (if at all.)
If there is a better way to do this, please update.
The way to cascade deletes is like this:
class Student(SQLObject): grade = sqlobject.ForeignKey('Grade', cascade=True) class Grade(SQLObject): pass Grade.delete(someid)