DROP DATABASE

Section: SQL Commands ()
Updated: 2008-01-03
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NAME

DROP DATABASE - remove a database

 

SYNOPSIS

DROP DATABASE name

 

DESCRIPTION

DROP DATABASE drops a database. It removes the catalog entries for the database and deletes the directory containing the data. It can only be executed by the database owner. Also, it cannot be executed while you or anyone else are connected to the target database. (Connect to postgres or any other database to issue this command.)

DROP DATABASE cannot be undone. Use it with care!  

PARAMETERS

name
The name of the database to remove.
 

NOTES

DROP DATABASE cannot be executed inside a transaction block.

This command cannot be executed while connected to the target database. Thus, it might be more convenient to use the program dropdb [dropdb(1)] instead, which is a wrapper around this command.  

COMPATIBILITY

The is no DROP DATABASE statement in the SQL standard.  

SEE ALSO

CREATE DATABASE [create_database(7)]


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
PARAMETERS
NOTES
COMPATIBILITY
SEE ALSO

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