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DROP USER(7) SQL Commands DROP USER(7)
DROP USER - remove a database user account
DROP USER name
DROP USER removes the specified user from the database. It does not remove tables, views,
or other objects owned by the user. If the user owns any database, an error is raised.
name The name of an existing user.
The message returned if the user is successfully deleted.
ERROR: DROP USER: user "name" does not exist
This message occurs if the user name is not found.
DROP USER: user "name" owns database "name", cannot be removed
You must drop the database first or change its ownership.
Use CREATE USER [create_user(7)] to add new users, and ALTER USER [alter_user(7)] to
change a user's attributes. PostgreSQL includes a program dropuser [dropuser(1)] that has
the same functionality as this command (in fact, it calls this command) but can be run
from the command shell.
To drop a user account:
DROP USER jonathan;
The DROP USER statement is a PostgreSQL extension. The SQL standard leaves the definition
of users to the implementation.
CREATE USER [create_user(7)], ALTER USER [alter_user(l)], dropuser(1)
SQL - Language Statements 2002-11-22 DROP USER(7)
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