DROP DATABASE -- remove a database
DROP DATABASE name
The name of an existing database to remove.
- DROP DATABASE
This message is returned if the command is successful.
- DROP DATABASE: cannot be executed on the currently open database
You cannot be connected to the database you are about to remove.
Instead, connect to template1 or any other
database and run this command again.
- DROP DATABASE: may not be called in a transaction block
You must finish the transaction in progress before you can call this command.
DROP DATABASE removes the catalog entries for an existing
database and deletes the directory containing the data.
It can only be executed by the database owner (usually the user that created
DROP DATABASE cannot be undone. Use it with care!
This command cannot be executed while connected to the target
database. Thus, it might be more convenient to use the shell
which is a wrapper around this command, instead.
for information on how to create a database.
DROP DATABASE statement is a
PostgreSQL language extension;
there is no such command in SQL92.
This file was copied from PostgreSQL 7.3.1 help system.