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DROP TYPE

Name

DROP TYPE — Removes a user-defined type from the system catalogs
DROP TYPE typename
  

Inputs

typename

The name of an existing type.

Outputs

DROP

The message returned if the command is successful.

ERROR: RemoveType: type 'typename' does not exist

This message occurs if the specified type is not found.

Description

DROP TYPE will remove a user type from the system catalogs.

Only the owner of a type can remove it.

Notes

DROP TYPE statement is a Postgres language extension.

Refer to CREATE TYPE for inforamation on how to create types.

It is the user's responsibility to remove any operators, functions, aggregates, access methods, subtypes, and classes that use a deleted type.

If a built-in type is removed, the behavior of the backend is unpredictable.

Usage

To remove the box type:

DROP TYPE box;
   

Compatibility

SQL3

DROP TYPE is a SQL3 statement.

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