DROP TABLE() SQL Commands DROP TABLE()
DROP TABLE - remove a table
DROP TABLE name [, ...] [ CASCADE | RESTRICT ]
DROP TABLE removes tables from the database. Only its owner may
destroy a table. To empty a table of rows, without destroying the ta-
ble, use DELETE.
DROP TABLE always removes any indexes, rules, triggers, and constraints
that exist for the target table. However, to drop a table that is ref-
erenced by a view or a foreign-key constraint of another table, CASCADE
must be specified. (CASCADE will remove a dependent view entirely, but
in the foreign-key case it will only remove the foreign-key constraint,
not the other table entirely.)
name The name (optionally schema-qualified) of the table to drop.
Automatically drop objects that depend on the table (such as
Refuse to drop the table if any objects depend on it. This is
To destroy two tables, films and distributors:
DROP TABLE films, distributors;
This command conforms to the SQL standard, except that the standard
only allows one table to be dropped per command.
ALTER TABLE [alter_table(7)], CREATE TABLE [create_table(l)]
SQL - Language Statements 2010-12-14 DROP TABLE()