I have consulted this documentation and this documentation and this Trailhead material, but I can't find a concrete answer on this. If I use Data Retention, can I configure it so that it only deletes specific records older than X days within a Data Extension?

For instance, say I have a Data Extension named myDE, and it contains some records that are 8 days old, and other records that are 2 days old. Say I specify Retention settings on this DE of "Individual Records" and "After 7 Days". When the nightly deletion process runs, will it ONLY delete the 8-day-old rows, and leave my 2-day-old rows intact within the DE?

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Yes, you can delete individual records based on how old they are.

Choose the „Individual Records” option and set after how many days they should be deleted:

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  • Thanks. I'm familiar w/ both of those settings, and I mentioned them in my question. I just couldn't find in the documentation where it ever mentions that the rest of the DE will be left intact.
    – WEFX
    Feb 19, 2021 at 17:01

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