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SQL Server FAQ - "DROP DATABASE" - Deleting Databases

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How to delete a database?

If you created a database incorrectly, or you have a database that is not needed any more, you can delete it with the "DROP DATABASE" statement with this syntax:

DROP DATABASE database_name

For example, execute this statement:


The database "FyiCenterData" created in the previous tutorial should be deleted from the SQL server.

Warning, if you delete a database, all tables and their data in that database will be deleted.

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  1. What is a database?
  2. What is the simplest way to create a new database?
  3. How to set the current database?
  4. How to delete a database?
  5. Why I am getting this error when dropping a database?
  6. How to get a list all databases on the SQL server?
  7. Where is my database stored on the hard disk?
  8. How to create database with physical files specified?
  9. How to rename databases?
  10. Why I am getting this error when renaming a database?
  11. What are database states?
  12. How to set a database state to OFFLINE?
  13. How to move database physical files?
  14. How to set database to be READ_ONLY?
  15. How to set database to be SINGLE_USER?
  16. What are system databases?

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