In this chapter, we will see how to drop a collection using MongoDB.
MongoDB's db.collection.drop() is used to drop a collection from the database.
Basic syntax of drop() command is as follows −
First, check the available collections into your database mydb.
>use mydb switched to db mydb >show collections mycol mycollection system.indexes tutorialspoint >
Now drop the collection with the name mycollection.
>db.mycollection.drop() true >
Again check the list of collections into database.
>show collections mycol system.indexes tutorialspoint >
drop() method will return true, if the selected collection is dropped successfully, otherwise it will return false.