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DROP RULE

Name

DROP RULE  --  Removes existing rules from the database

Synopsis

DROP RULE name [, ...]
  

Inputs

name

The name of an existing rule to drop.

Outputs

DROP

Message returned if successful.

ERROR: Rule or view "name" not found

This message occurs if the specified rule does not exist.

Description

DROP RULE drops a rule from the specified Postgres rule system. Postgres will immediately cease enforcing it and will purge its definition from the system catalogs.

Notes

The DROP RULE statement is a Postgres language extension.

Refer to CREATE RULE for information on how to create rules.

Once a rule is dropped, access to historical information the rule has written may disappear.

Usage

To drop the rewrite rule newrule:

DROP RULE newrule;
   

Compatibility

SQL92

There is no DROP RULE in SQL92.

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