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NAME

       DROP_INDEX - remove an index

SYNOPSIS

       DROP INDEX [ IF EXISTS ] name [, ...] [ CASCADE | RESTRICT ]

DESCRIPTION

       DROP INDEX drops an existing index from the database system. To execute
       this command you must be the owner of the index.

PARAMETERS

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

       name
           The name (optionally schema-qualified) of an index to remove.

       CASCADE
           Automatically drop objects that depend on the index.

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

EXAMPLES

       This command will remove the index title_idx:

           DROP INDEX title_idx;

COMPATIBILITY

       DROP INDEX is a PostgreSQL language extension. There are no provisions
       for indexes in the SQL standard.

SEE ALSO

       CREATE INDEX (CREATE_INDEX(7))