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DROP DATABASE()			 SQL Commands		       DROP DATABASE()

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	 post‐
       gres 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)]

SQL - Language Statements	  2005-11-05		       DROP DATABASE()
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