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DROP TABLE

Drop the specified table.

Syntax

DROP TABLE [IF EXISTS] <table_name> [FORCE];

Remarks

  • <table_name> is the name of a table in a SingleStore DB database.
  • This command can be run on the master aggregator node, or a child aggregator node (see Node Requirements for SingleStore DB Commands ).
  • If there is a view which depends on a table, the table cannot be dropped. See CREATE VIEW for more information.
  • By default, the DROP TABLE command waits for the running queries to finish before dropping the table. To override this behavior and kill any running queries, use the FORCE option.
  • Table memory can be freed when the DROP TABLE command is run. For information on when/how much table memory is freed when this command is run, see Memory Management.

Example

DROP TABLE IF EXISTS mytbl;
DROP TABLE IF EXISTS tab1 FORCE;