What is MySQL DROP command used for?


As the name explains, it is used to completely remove the table from the database.

Syntax

Drop table table_name;

Example

mysql> Drop table Student;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.09 sec)

The query above completely removes the ‘Student’ table from the database. We can observe as MySQL returns an error message after running the following query −

mysql> Select * from Student;
ERROR 1146 (42S02): Table 'query.student' doesn't exist

Sharon Christine
Sharon Christine

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Updated on: 20-Jun-2020

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