This week a marketing person cloned a number of products to create new product records. A nifty side effect of the clone was a clone of the prices. This created price book entries for in lots of price books and in currencies in which the new product is not even sold. In other words, a lot of garbage data.
I fixed the problem with a tiny Python program using the SQLForce module (free from Capstorm).
Want to see it?
session = SQLForce.Session("production")
soql = "DELETE FROM PricebookEntry WHERE productCode LIKE 'MUSI0%' AND product2.name = 'NameHidden' AND pricebook2.name<>'Standard Price Book'
Naturally I used a SOQL statement first to make sure my WHERE clause was selecting the proper records. Since the prices had not been used in an Opporunity this was all it took to fix my data.
SQLForce for Python -- I love it!