15.10 - DROP DATABASE - Teradata Database

Teradata Database SQL Data Definition Language Syntax and Examples

Teradata Database
Release Number
December 2015
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
English (United States)


Drops the definition for an empty database from the data dictionary.

You must drop all the objects contained by that database before you can drop the database itself.

The drop operation verifies that the database is empty, verifies that the database does not own any other databases or users, drops the database, and adds the PERM and TEMP space that the drop makes available to that of the immediate owner database or user.

After a database is dropped, you cannot recover it by using the Dump and Restore utility unless it is restored.

To delete objects from a database, use the DELETE DATABASE statement. See DELETE DATABASE. To delete objects from a user, use the DELETE USER statement. See DELETE USER.

Required Privileges

You must have the DROP DATABASE privilege on the database to be dropped.