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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)]