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NAME

       DROP OPERATOR FAMILY - remove an operator family

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

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

       DROP OPERATOR FAMILY includes dropping any operator  classes  contained
       in  the  family, but it does not drop any of the operators or functions
       referenced by the  family.  If  there  are  any  indexes  depending  on
       operator  classes  within  the family, you will need to specify CASCADE
       for the drop to complete.

PARAMETERS

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

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

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

       CASCADE
              Automatically drop objects that depend on the operator family.

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

EXAMPLES

       Remove the B-tree operator family float_ops:

       DROP OPERATOR FAMILY float_ops USING btree;

       This command will not succeed if there are any  existing  indexes  that
       use  operator  classes  within  the  family.  Add  CASCADE to drop such
       indexes along with the operator family.

COMPATIBILITY

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

SEE ALSO

       ALTER  OPERATOR  FAMILY  [alter_operator_family(7)],  CREATE   OPERATOR
       FAMILY     [create_operator_family(l)],     ALTER     OPERATOR    CLASS
       [alter_operator_class(l)],        CREATE         OPERATOR         CLASS
       [create_operator_class(l)],         DROP         OPERATOR         CLASS
       [drop_operator_class(l)]