Removes a database from the system.
DROP DATABASE name
The name of the database you wish to remove.
The message returned when a database is dropped correctly.
' is not allowed to create/drop databases
The error returned if you attempt to drop a database with a PostgreSQL user that does not have superuser privileges. You must have a user that was created with the
CREATEDBprivilege to drop databases. See the reference entry titled “CREATE USER” for more about this.
ERROR: dropdb: cannot be executed on the template database
The error returned if you attempt to drop the
template1database. This database cannot be dropped; it is a system database.
ERROR: dropdb: cannot be executed on an open database
The error returned if you attempt to drop a database to which you are currently connected. If you get this error, try connecting to the
template1database and then issuing the command to drop the database on which you were previously working.
ERROR: dropdb: database'
' does not exist
The error returned if the database you are trying to delete does not exist.
ERROR: dropdb: database '
' is not owned by you
The error returned if you attempt to delete a database that you do not own.
ERROR: dropdb: May not be called in a transaction block
The error returned if you attempt to issue the
DROP DATABASEcommand from within a transaction block. You must finish any current transaction before dropping a database.
NOTICE: The database ...