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NAME

       DROP DATABASE - remove a database

SYNOPSIS

       DROP DATABASE [ IF EXISTS ] name

DESCRIPTION

       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!

PARAMETERS

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

       name   The name of the database to remove.

NOTES

       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 [dropdb(1)]
       instead, which is a wrapper around this command.

COMPATIBILITY

       There is no DROP DATABASE statement in the SQL standard.

SEE ALSO

       CREATE DATABASE [create_database(7)]