What happens with the trigger when we will drop the table having that trigger?

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The trigger would also be destroyed if we will destroy the table with which it is associated. It is called the explicit destroy of a trigger. It can be understood with the help of an example −

Example

Suppose we have a trigger named ‘trigger_before_delete_sample’ on the table named ‘Sample’. Now if we will delete this table then the above trigger associated with this table would also be deleted.

mysql> Show Triggers\G
*************************** 1. row ***************************
              Trigger: trigger_before_delete_sample
                Event: DELETE
                Table: sample
            Statement: BEGIN
         SET @count = if (@count IS NULL, 1, (@count+1));
         INSERT INTO sample_rowaffected values (@count);
END
               Timing: BEFORE
              Created: 2017-11-21 12:31:58.70
             sql_mode: ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY,
                       STRICT_TRANS_TABLES,
                       NO_ZERO_IN_DATE,
                       NO_ZERO_DATE,
                       ERROR_FOR_DIVISION_BY_ZERO,
                       NO_AUTO_CREATE_USER,
                       NO_ENGINE_SUBSTITUTION
              Definer: root@localhost
 character_set_client: cp850
 collation_connection: cp850_general_ci
   Database Collation: latin1_swedish_ci
*************************** 2. row ***************************
              Trigger: before_inser_studentage
                Event: INSERT
                Table: student_age
            Statement: IF NEW.age < 0 THEN SET NEW.age = 0;
END IF
               Timing: BEFORE
              Created: 2017-11-21 11:26:15.34
             sql_mode: ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY,
                       STRICT_TRANS_TABLES,
                       NO_ZERO_IN_DATE,
                       NO_ZERO_DATE,
                       ERROR_FOR_DIVISION_BY_ZERO,
                       NO_AUTO_CREATE_USER,
                       NO_ENGINE_SUBSTITUTION
              Definer: root@localhost
 character_set_client: cp850
 collation_connection: cp850_general_ci
   Database Collation: latin1_swedish_ci
2 rows in set (0.01 sec)

The above result set shows that there are two triggers in the database among these there is a trigger that is associated with a table named ‘Sample’. Now with the help of the following statement, we will DROP the table −

mysql> DROP table sample;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.26 sec)

Now with the help of the following statement, we can see that the trigger which was associated with a table named ‘Sample’ is also destroyed.

mysql> Show Triggers\G
*************************** 1. row ***************************
              Trigger: before_inser_studentage
                Event: INSERT
                Table: student_age
            Statement: IF NEW.age < 0 THEN SET NEW.age = 0;
END IF
               Timing: BEFORE
              Created: 2017-11-21 11:26:15.34
             sql_mode: ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY,
                       STRICT_TRANS_TABLES,
                       NO_ZERO_IN_DATE,
                       NO_ZERO_DATE,
                       ERROR_FOR_DIVISION_BY_ZERO,
                       NO_AUTO_CREATE_USER,
                       NO_ENGINE_SUBSTITUTION
              Definer: root@localhost
 character_set_client: cp850
 collation_connection: cp850_general_ci
   Database Collation: latin1_swedish_ci
1 row in set (0.01 sec)
raja
Published on 22-Feb-2018 07:23:12
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