16.20 - DROP Processes for DROP TABLE - Teradata Database - Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine

Teradata Vantage™ SQL Data Definition Language Detailed Topics

Product
Teradata Database
Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine
Release Number
16.20
Release Date
March 2019
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
B035-1184-162K
Language
English (United States)

When you drop a table, the system frees the disk space used by the dropped table (including any secondary index subtables) and any fallback copy, removes any explicit access privileges on the object, and removes the metadata for the dropped object from the data dictionary.

The data dictionary does not maintain metadata for volatile tables.