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SQL DROP DATABASE Statement


The SQL DROP DATABASE Statement

The DROP DATABASE statement is used to drop an existing SQL database.

Syntax

DROP DATABASE databasename;

Note: Be careful before dropping a database. Deleting a database will result in loss of complete information stored in the database!


DROP DATABASE Example

The following SQL statement drops the existing database "testDB":

Example

DROP DATABASE testDB;

Tip: Make sure you have admin privilege before dropping any database. Once a database is dropped, you can check it in the list of databases with the following SQL command: SHOW DATABASES;


Test Yourself With Exercises

Exercise:

Write the correct SQL statement to delete a database named testDB.

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