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Deleting a Database

 

Introduction

To delete a database, you use the DROP DATABASE expression followed by the name of the database. The formula used is:

DROP DATABASE DatabaseName;

Here is an example: 

DROP DATABASE RealEstate1;
GO

To start from a sample code, open an empty Query window and display the Template Explorer. From the Template Explorer, expand Database. Drag the Drop Database node and drop it in the Query window:

-- =========================
-- Drop Database Template
-- =========================
USE master
GO

IF  EXISTS (
	SELECT name 
		FROM sys.databases 
		WHERE name = N'<Database_Name, sysname, Database_Name>'
)
DROP DATABASE <Database_Name, sysname, Database_Name>
GO

To delete a database in SQL Server Management Studio, in the Object Explorer, expand the Databases node, right-click the undesired database, and click Delete. A dialog box would prompt you to confirm your intention. If you still want to delete the database, you can click OK. If you change your mind, you can click Cancel.

 

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