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NAME

       DROP_TABLE - remove a table

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

       DROP TABLE removes tables from the database. Only its owner can drop a
       table. To empty a table of rows without destroying the table, use
       DELETE(7) or TRUNCATE(7).

       DROP TABLE always removes any indexes, rules, triggers, and constraints
       that exist for the target table. However, to drop a table that is
       referenced by a view or a foreign-key constraint of another table,
       CASCADE must be specified. (CASCADE will remove a dependent view
       entirely, but in the foreign-key case it will only remove the
       foreign-key constraint, not the other table entirely.)

PARAMETERS

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

       name
           The name (optionally schema-qualified) of the table to drop.

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

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

EXAMPLES

       To destroy two tables, films and distributors:

           DROP TABLE films, distributors;

COMPATIBILITY

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

SEE ALSO

       ALTER TABLE (ALTER_TABLE(7)), CREATE TABLE (CREATE_TABLE(7))