DROP SCHEMA

DROP SCHEMA

Removes a schema.

Synopsis

DROP SCHEMA [IF EXISTS] name [, ...] [CASCADE | RESTRICT]

Description

DROP SCHEMA removes schemas from the database. A schema can only be dropped by its owner or a superuser. Note that the owner can drop the schema (and thereby all contained objects) even if he does not own some of the objects within the schema.

Parameters

IF EXISTS
Do not throw an error if the schema does not exist. A notice is issued in this case.
name
The name of the schema to remove.
CASCADE
Automatically drops any objects contained in the schema (tables, functions, etc.).
RESTRICT
Refuse to drop the schema if it contains any objects. This is the default.

Examples

Remove the schema mystuff from the database, along with everything it contains:

DROP SCHEMA mystuff CASCADE;

Compatibility

DROP SCHEMA is fully conforming with the SQL standard, except that the standard only allows one schema to be dropped per command. Also, the IF EXISTS option is a Greenplum Database extension.