DROP VIEW

DROP VIEW

Removes a view.

Synopsis

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

Description

DROP VIEW will remove an existing view. Only the owner of a view can remove it.

Parameters

IF EXISTS
Do not throw an error if the view does not exist. A notice is issued in this case.
name
The name (optionally schema-qualified) of the view to remove.
CASCADE
Automatically drop objects that depend on the view (such as other views).
RESTRICT
Refuse to drop the view if any objects depend on it. This is the default.

Examples

Remove the view topten;

DROP VIEW topten;

Compatibility

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

See Also

CREATE VIEW