Provided by: postgresql-client-9.5_9.5.2-1_amd64 bug

NAME

       DROP_INDEX - remove an index

SYNOPSIS

       DROP INDEX [ CONCURRENTLY ] [ IF EXISTS ] name [, ...] [ CASCADE | RESTRICT ]

DESCRIPTION

       DROP INDEX drops an existing index from the database system. To execute this command you
       must be the owner of the index.

PARAMETERS

       CONCURRENTLY
           Drop the index without locking out concurrent selects, inserts, updates, and deletes
           on the index's table. A normal DROP INDEX acquires exclusive lock on the table,
           blocking other accesses until the index drop can be completed. With this option, the
           command instead waits until conflicting transactions have completed.

           There are several caveats to be aware of when using this option. Only one index name
           can be specified, and the CASCADE option is not supported. (Thus, an index that
           supports a UNIQUE or PRIMARY KEY constraint cannot be dropped this way.) Also, regular
           DROP INDEX commands can be performed within a transaction block, but DROP INDEX
           CONCURRENTLY cannot.

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

       name
           The name (optionally schema-qualified) of an index to remove.

       CASCADE
           Automatically drop objects that depend on the index.

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

EXAMPLES

       This command will remove the index title_idx:

           DROP INDEX title_idx;

COMPATIBILITY

       DROP INDEX is a PostgreSQL language extension. There are no provisions for indexes in the
       SQL standard.

SEE ALSO

       CREATE INDEX (CREATE_INDEX(7))