DROP TABLE Statement | Teradata Vantage - 17.10 - DROP Processes for DROP TABLE - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Data Definition Language Detailed Topics

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
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July 2021
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Programming Reference
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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.