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NAME

       DROP TYPE - remove a data type

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

       DROP TYPE removes a user-defined data type.  Only the owner of a type can remove it.

PARAMETERS

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

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

       CASCADE
              Automatically  drop  objects  that  depend  on  the  type  (such  as table columns,
              functions, operators).

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

EXAMPLES

       To remove the data type box:

       DROP TYPE box;

COMPATIBILITY

       This command is similar to the corresponding command in the SQL standard, apart  from  the
       IF  EXISTS option, which is a PostgreSQL extension.  But note that the CREATE TYPE command
       and the data type extension mechanisms in PostgreSQL differ from the SQL standard.

SEE ALSO

       CREATE TYPE [create_type(7)], ALTER TYPE [alter_type(7)]