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    ReQL command: dbDrop

    Command syntax

    r.dbDrop(dbName) → object


    Drop a database. The database, all its tables, and corresponding data will be deleted.

    If successful, the command returns an object with two fields:

    • dbs_dropped: always 1.
    • tables_dropped: the number of tables in the dropped database.
    • config_changes: a list containing one two-field object, old_val and new_val:
      • old_val: the database’s original config value.
      • new_val: always null.

    If the given database does not exist, the command throws ReqlRuntimeError.

    Example: Drop a database named ‘superheroes’.



        "config_changes": [
                "old_val": {
                    "id": "e4689cfc-e903-4532-a0e6-2d6797a43f07",
                    "name": "superheroes"
                "new_val": null
        "tables_dropped": 3,
        "dbs_dropped": 1

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