DROP VIEW

Removes the metadata associated with a specified view from the catalog.

Syntax

DROP VIEW [ IF EXISTS ] view_name

Parameter

  • IF EXISTS

    If specified, no exception is thrown when the view does not exist.

  • view_name

    The name of the view to be dropped.

Examples

-- Assumes a view named `employeeView` exists.
> DROP VIEW employeeView;

-- Assumes a view named `employeeView` exists in the `usersc` schema
> DROP VIEW usersc.employeeView;

-- Assumes a view named `employeeView` does not exist.
-- Throws exception
> DROP VIEW employeeView;
  Error: Table or view not found: employeeView;

-- Assumes a view named `employeeView` does not exist. Try with IF EXISTS
-- this time it will not throw exception
> DROP VIEW IF EXISTS employeeView;