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    ReQL command: table_drop

    Command syntax

    db.table_drop(table_name) → object


    Drop a table. The table and all its data will be deleted.

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

    • tables_dropped: always 1.
    • config_changes: a list containing one two-field object, old_val and new_val:
      • old_val: the dropped table’s config value.
      • new_val: always None.

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

    Example: Drop a table named ‘dc_universe’.

        "config_changes": [
                "old_val": {
                    "db": "test",
                    "durability":  "hard",
                    "id": "20ea60d4-3b76-4817-8828-98a236df0297",
                    "name": "dc_universe",
                    "primary_key": "id",
                    "shards": [
                            "primary_replica": "rethinkdb_srv1",
                            "replicas": [
                    "write_acks": "majority"
                "new_val": None
        "tables_dropped": 1

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