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DROP DATABASE -- remove a database
DROP DATABASE name
The name of an existing database to remove.
- DROP DATABASE
This message is returned if the command is
- 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 directory
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,
which is a wrapper around this command, instead.
Refer to CREATE
DATABASE for information on how to create a database.
DROP DATABASE statement is a
PostgreSQL language extension;
there is no such command in SQL92.