How To Drop An Existing Table In MySQL

How To Drop An Existing Table In MySQL


  • 7 Jan, 2012

    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 www.GlobalGuideLine.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 'ggl.tipbackup' doesn't existBe careful, when you use the "DROP TABLE" statement. All data rows are gone too.

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