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How To Drop an Existing Index?

If you don't need an existing index any more, you should delete it with the DROP INDEX statement. Here is an example SQL script:

CREATE TABLE student (id NUMBER(5) PRIMARY KEY,
  first_name VARCHAR(80) NOT NULL,
  last_name VARCHAR(80) NOT NULL,
  birth_date DATE NOT NULL,
  social_number VARCHAR(80) UNIQUE NOT NULL);
Table created.

CREATE INDEX student_birth_date ON student(birth_date);
Index created.

SELECT index_name, table_name, uniqueness 
  FROM USER_INDEXES WHERE table_name = 'STUDENT';
INDEX_NAME              TABLE_NAME            UNIQUENES
----------------------- --------------------- ---------
SYS_C004129             STUDENT               UNIQUE
SYS_C004130             STUDENT               UNIQUE
STUDENT_BIRTH_DATE      STUDENT               NONUNIQUE 

DROP INDEX STUDENT_BIRTH_DATE;
Index dropped.

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  1. What Are DDL Statements?
  2. How To Create a New Table?
  3. How To Create a New Table by Selecting Rows from Another Table?
  4. How To Add a New Column to an Existing Table?
  5. How To Delete a Column in an Existing Table?
  6. How To Drop an Existing Table?
  7. How To Create a Table Index?
  8. How To Rename an Index?
  9. How To Drop an Existing Index?
  10. How To Create a New View?
  11. How To Drop an Existing View?

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