DROP VIEW

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

Syntax

DROP VIEW [ IF EXISTS ] view_identifier

Parameter

  • IF EXISTS

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

  • view_identifier

    The view name to be dropped. The view name may be optionally qualified with a database name.

    Syntax: [database_name.] view_name

Examples

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

-- Assumes a view named `employeeView` exists in the `userdb` database
DROP VIEW userdb.employeeView;

-- Assumes a view named `employeeView` does not exist.
-- Throws exception
DROP VIEW employeeView;
Error: org.apache.spark.sql.AnalysisException: Table or view not found: employeeView;
(state=,code=0)

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