CQL for Cassandra 2.0


Remove the named table.


DROP TABLE IF EXISTS keyspace_name.table_name

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  • Ellipsis (...) means repeatable
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A DROP TABLE statement results in the immediate, irreversible removal of a table, including all data contained in the table. You can also use the alias DROP COLUMNFAMILY.

Dropping a table triggers an automatic snapshot, which backs up the data only, not the schema.


DROP TABLE worldSeriesAttendees;