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NAME

       DROP VIEW - remove a view

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

       DROP  VIEW  drops an existing view. To execute this command you must be
       the owner of the view.

PARAMETERS

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

       name   The name (optionally schema-qualified) of the view to remove.

       CASCADE
              Automatically  drop  objects  that  depend  on the view (such as
              other views).

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

EXAMPLES

       This command will remove the view called kinds:

       DROP VIEW kinds;

COMPATIBILITY

       This  command  conforms  to  the SQL standard, except that the standard
       only allows one view to be dropped per command, and apart from  the  IF
       EXISTS option, which is a PostgreSQL extension.

SEE ALSO

       ALTER VIEW [alter_view(7)], CREATE VIEW [create_view(7)]