Removes 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 run by the database owner. Also, it cannot be run 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!
DROP DATABASE cannot be run inside a transaction block.
This command cannot be run while connected to the target database. Thus, it might be more convenient to use the program
dropdb instead, which is a wrapper around this command.
Drop the database named
DROP DATABASE testdb;
There is no
DROP DATABASE statement in the SQL standard.
Parent topic: SQL Commands