Drop a Database or User | Teradata Vantage - Dropping a Database or User - Analytics Database - Teradata Vantage

Database Administration

Deployment
VantageCloud
VantageCore
Edition
Enterprise
IntelliFlex
VMware
Product
Analytics Database
Teradata Vantage
Release Number
17.20
Published
June 2022
Language
English (United States)
Last Update
2023-11-03
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Product Category
Teradata Vantage™

Dropping a database or user is a two-step process:

  1. Delete all database objects from the specified database or user. For example:
    DELETE DATABASE used_cars ALL;

    or

    DELETE USER marco ALL;
  2. Drop the empty database or user. For example:
    DROP DATABASE used_cars;

    or

    DROP USER marco;

If a journal table exists, first be sure that no data table references it. Then remove it. For example:

MODIFY DATABASE used_cars AS DROP DEFAULT JOURNAL TABLE;

For the syntax and more examples, see Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Data Definition Language Syntax and Examples, B035-1144.

The database or user permanent space that the drop makes available is added to the permanent space of the immediate owner database or user.

All physical database maintenance is performed automatically. You do not need to restructure or reorganize a database to reuse space. Some physical database maintenance activities required by other database systems (such as eliminating pointer chains and reorganizations) do not apply to Vantage.