DROP DATABASE — remove a database
DROP DATABASE [ IF EXISTS ]
DROP DATABASE drops a database.
It removes the catalog entries for the database and deletes the
directory containing the data. It can only be executed by the
database owner. Also, it cannot be executed while you or anyone
else are connected to the target database. (Connect to
postgres or any other database to
issue this command.)
DROP DATABASE cannot be undone.
Use it with care!
Do not throw an error if the database does not exist. A notice is issued in this case.
The name of the database to remove.
DROP DATABASE cannot be
executed inside a transaction block.
This command cannot be executed while connected to the target database. Thus, it might be more convenient to use the program dropdb instead, which is a wrapper around this command.
There is no
statement in the SQL standard.
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