|The PostgreSQL 9.0 Reference Manual - Volume 1B - SQL Command Reference
by The PostgreSQL Global Development Group
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1.79 DROP DATABASE
DROP DATABASE -- remove a database
DROP DATABASE [ IF EXISTS ] name
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!
- Do not throw an error if the database does not exist. A notice is issued in this case.
- The name of the database to remove.
DROP DATABASE cannot be executed inside a transaction
This command cannot be executed while connected to the target
database. Thus, it might be more convenient to use the program
which is a wrapper around this command.
There is no
DROP DATABASE statement in the SQL standard.
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