Day 32 – SQL DROP TABLE
SQL DROP TABLE statement is used to delete an existing table in a database. The syntax for the DROP TABLE statement is as follows:
DROP TABLE table_name;
In this syntax, “table_name” is the name of the table that you want to delete.
Here’s an example of how to drop a table named “employees”:
DROP TABLE employees;
When this statement is executed, SQL Server will delete the “employees” table and all its associated data and objects such as indexes, constraints, and triggers.
It’s important to note that dropping a table is a permanent action and cannot be undone. Therefore, it’s recommended to take a backup of the table data before dropping it. Additionally, ensure that you have the required permissions to drop a table.