Drop Database


Drop a database and delete the directory associated with the database from the file system. An exception will be thrown if the database does not exist in the system.

Syntax

DROP (DATABASE|SCHEMA) [IF EXISTS] dbname [RESTRICT|CASCADE];

Parameters

DATABASE|SCHEMA DATABASE and SCHEMA mean the same thing, either of them can be used.IF EXISTS If specified, no exception is thrown when the database does not exist.RESTRICTIf specified, will restrict dropping a non-empty database and is enabled by default.CASCADE If specified, will drop all the associated tables and functions.


Examples

-- Create `inventory_db` Database
CREATE DATABASE inventory_db COMMENT 'This database is used to maintain Inventory';

-- Drop the database and it's tables
DROP DATABASE inventory_db CASCADE;
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-- Drop the database using IF EXISTS
DROP DATABASE IF EXISTS inventory_db CASCADE;
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