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MySQL Tutorial - Drop an Existing Table

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How To Drop an Existing Table?

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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  1. What Are DDL Statements?
  2. How To Create a New Table?
  3. What Happens If You No CREATE Privilege in a Database?
  4. How To Get a List of All Tables in a Database?
  5. How To Get a List of Columns in an Existing Table?
  6. How To See the CREATE TABLE Statement of an Existing Table?
  7. How To Create a New Table by Selecting Rows from Another Table?
  8. How To Add a New Column to an Existing Table?
  9. How To Delete an Existing Column in a Table?
  10. How To Rename an Existing Column in a Table?
  11. How To Rename an Existing Table?
  12. How To Drop an Existing Table?
  13. How To Create an Index for a Given Table?
  14. How To Get a List of Indexes of a Given Table?
  15. How To Drop an Existing Index?
  16. How To Create a New View?
  17. How To Drop an Existing View?

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