# What to use the Delete rows from a Google Sheet step for
This step does what it says on the step: it deletes rows from a Google Sheet. But why would you want to do this?
We use it as part of a technique called batching. This involves looping through steps using a jump step. For example, we start by reading a single row from a Google Sheet; we execute automation using that row's data. Then, we delete the row before moving on to read a new row.
To learn more about batching click here. (opens new window)
We also have templates you can try. (opens new window)
# How to configure the Delete rows from a Google Sheet step
# Spreadsheet Url
Search in the box for a Google Sheet or just cut and paste a URL into the field.
# First row to delete
Enter the number of the first row to delete.
# Last row to delete
Enter the number of the last row to delete. Everything between the first and last rows will also be deleted.
# Sheet name
Axiom fetches sheet names for you to select or type in a valid sheet name into the input field.