Drop an Existing Table in MySQL

Q

How To Drop an Existing Table in MySQL?

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A

If you want to delete an existing table and its data rows, you can use the "DROP TABLE" statement as shown in the tutorial script below:

mysql> SELECT * FROM tipBackup;
+----+-------------+-------------------------+-------------+
| id | subject     | description             | create_date |
+----+-------------+-------------------------+-------------+
|  1 | Learn MySQL | Visit dev.fyicenter.com | 2006-07-01  |
+----+-------------+-------------------------+-------------+
1 row in set (0.40 sec)

mysql> DROP TABLE tipBackup;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

mysql> SELECT * FROM tipBackup;
ERROR 1146 (42S02): Table 'fyi.tipbackup' doesn't exist

Be careful, when you use the "DROP TABLE" statement. All data rows are gone too.

 

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