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SQL DROP TABLE Statement


The SQL DROP TABLE Statement

The DROP TABLE statement is used to drop an existing table in a database.

Syntax

DROP TABLE table_name;

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


SQL DROP TABLE Example

The following SQL statement drops the existing table "Shippers":

Example

DROP TABLE Shippers;
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SQL TRUNCATE TABLE

The TRUNCATE TABLE statement is used to delete the data inside a table, but not the table itself.

Syntax

TRUNCATE TABLE table_name;

Test Yourself With Exercises

Exercise:

Write the correct SQL statement to delete a table called Persons.

 Persons;