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NAME

       DROP OPERATOR CLASS - remove an operator class

SYNOPSIS

       DROP OPERATOR CLASS [ IF EXISTS ] name USING index_method [ CASCADE | RESTRICT ]

DESCRIPTION

       DROP  OPERATOR CLASS drops an existing operator class.  To execute this
       command you must be the owner of the operator class.

PARAMETERS

       IF EXISTS
              Do not throw an error if the operator class does  not  exist.  A
              notice is issued in this case.

       name   The  name  (optionally schema-qualified) of an existing operator
              class.

       index_method
              The name of the index access method the operator class is for.

       CASCADE
              Automatically drop objects that depend on the operator class.

       RESTRICT
              Refuse to drop the operator class if any objects depend  on  it.
              This is the default.

EXAMPLES

       Remove the B-tree operator class widget_ops:

       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
       operator class.

COMPATIBILITY

       There is no DROP OPERATOR CLASS statement in the SQL standard.

SEE ALSO

       ALTER  OPERATOR  CLASS [alter_operator_class(7)], CREATE OPERATOR CLASS
       [create_operator_class(l)]