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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.

       DROP OPERATOR CLASS does not drop any of the operators or functions
       referenced by the class. If there are any indexes depending on the
       operator class, you will need to specify CASCADE for the drop to
       complete.

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.

NOTES

       DROP OPERATOR CLASS will not drop the operator family containing the
       class, even if there is nothing else left in the family (in particular,
       in the case where the family was implicitly created by CREATE OPERATOR
       CLASS). An empty operator family is harmless, but for the sake of
       tidiness you might wish to remove the family with DROP OPERATOR FAMILY;
       or perhaps better, use DROP OPERATOR FAMILY in the first place.

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(7)), DROP OPERATOR FAMILY
       (DROP_OPERATOR_FAMILY(7))