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NAME

DROP INDEX - remove an index

CONTENTS

Synopsis

SYNOPSIS

DROP INDEX name [, ...] [ CASCADE | RESTRICT ]

DESCRIPTION

DROP INDEX drops an existing index from the database system. To execute this command you must be the owner of the index.

PARAMETERS

name The name (optionally schema-qualified) of an index to remove.
CASCADE
  Automatically drop objects that depend on the index.
RESTRICT
  Refuse to drop the index if any objects depend on it. This is the default.

EXAMPLES

This command will remove the index title_idx:

DROP INDEX title_idx;

COMPATIBILITY

DROP INDEX is a PostgreSQL language extension. There are no provisions for indexes in the SQL standard.

SEE ALSO

CREATE INDEX [create_index(7)]


SQL - Language Statements DROP INDEX () 2010-12-14
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