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Databases - Practical PostgreSQL
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DROP INDEX

Name

DROP INDEX -- Removes an index from a database.

Synopsis

DROP INDEX 
index_name
 [, ...]

Parameters

index_name

The name of the index you wish to remove from the database.

Results

DROP

The message returned if the index is removed successfully.

ERROR: index " index_name " does not exist

The error returned if the specified index cannot be found within the database.

Description

The owner of an index may remove it from the database by using this command.

Example

The following example drops an index called customer_id_idx from the booktown database:

booktown=# 
DROP INDEX customer_id_idx;

DROP

The next example drops two indices simultaneously from the booktown database:

booktown=# 
DROP INDEX books_id_pkey, books_title_idx;

DROP
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