DROP DATABASE() SQL Commands DROP DATABASE()NAME
DROP DATABASE - remove a database
DROP DATABASE [ IF EXISTS ] name
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 post‐
gres or any other database to issue this command.)
DROP DATABASE cannot be undone. Use it with care!
Do not throw an error if the database does not exist. A notice
is issued in this case.
name The name of the database to remove.
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.
There is no DROP DATABASE statement in the SQL standard.
CREATE DATABASE [create_database(5)]
SQL - Language Statements 2008-01-03 DROP DATABASE()