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DROP TABLE(7)		PostgreSQL 9.6.3 Documentation		 DROP TABLE(7)

NAME
       DROP_TABLE - remove a table

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

DESCRIPTION
       DROP TABLE removes tables from the database. Only the table owner, the
       schema owner, and superuser 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), and in turn all objects that	depend on those	objects	(see
	   Section 5.13, "Dependency Tracking",	in the documentation).

       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))

PostgreSQL 9.6.3		     2017			 DROP TABLE(7)

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