In this article, you will learn more about SQL DROP TABLE statement syntax and various use cases of using it on practical examples.
The SQL DROP TABLE statement serves to drop the table from the database. It removes the table and its data and indexes associated with it. The statement is irreversible. Thus, you can restore the table only by restoring the backup.
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The syntax of the DROP TABLE statement is the following:
IF EXISTS DROP TABLE [DatabaseName].[SchemaName].[TableName]
Note: If you are using SQL Server 2016 and above, you can specify IF EXISTS before the DROP TABLE statement.
Also, you specify the table name after the DROP TABLE statement. The table name format should be [Database Name].[Schema Name].[Table Name].
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