DROP OPERATOR CLASS — remove an operator class
DROP OPERATOR CLASS [ IF EXISTS ]
index_method[ CASCADE | RESTRICT ]
DROP OPERATOR CLASS drops an
existing operator class. To execute this command you must be the
owner of the operator class.
DROP OPERATOR CLASS does not drop
any of the operators or functions referenced by the class. If there
are any indexes depending on the operator class, you will need to
CASCADE for the drop to
Do not throw an error if the operator class does not exist. A notice is issued in this case.
The name (optionally schema-qualified) of an existing operator class.
The name of the index access method the operator class is for.
Automatically drop objects that depend on the operator class (such as indexes), and in turn all objects that depend on those objects (see Section 5.13).
Refuse to drop the operator class if any objects depend on it. This is the default.
DROP OPERATOR CLASS will not drop
the operator family containing the class, even if there is nothing
else left in the family (in particular, in the case where the
family was implicitly created by
OPERATOR CLASS). An empty operator family is harmless, but
for the sake of tidiness you might wish to remove the family with
DROP OPERATOR FAMILY; or perhaps
DROP OPERATOR FAMILY in
the first place.
Remove the B-tree operator class
DROP OPERATOR CLASS widget_ops USING btree;
This command will not succeed if there are any existing indexes
that use the operator class. Add
CASCADE to drop such indexes along with the
There is no
DROP OPERATOR CLASS
statement in the SQL standard.
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