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DROP DATABASE(7) SQL Commands DROP DATABASE(7)
DROP DATABASE - remove a database
DROP DATABASE name
name The name of an existing database to remove.
This message is returned if the command is successful.
DROP DATABASE: cannot be executed on the currently open database
You cannot be connected to the database you are about to remove. Instead, connect
to template1 or any other database and run this command again.
DROP DATABASE: may not be called in a transaction block
You must finish the transaction in progress before you can call this command.
DROP DATABASE removes the catalog entries for an existing database and deletes the direc-
tory containing the data. It can only be executed by the database owner (usually the user
that created it).
DROP DATABASE cannot be undone. Use it with care!
This command cannot be executed while connected to the target database. Thus, it might be
more convenient to use the shell script dropdb [dropdb(1)], which is a wrapper around this
Refer to CREATE DATABASE [create_database(7)] for information on how to create a database.
DROP DATABASE statement is a PostgreSQL language extension; there is no such command in
SQL - Language Statements 2002-11-22 DROP DATABASE(7)
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