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    ReQL command: db_drop

    Command syntax

    r.db_drop(db_name) → 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 nil.

    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 => nil
        :tables_dropped => 3,
        :dbs_dropped => 1

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