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Developer Guide (API Version 2012-08-10)

Removing a Table

In SQL, you use the DROP TABLE statement to remove a table. In DynamoDB, you use the DeleteTable operation.

SQL

When you no longer need a table and want to discard it permanently, you use the DROP TABLE statement in SQL:

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DROP TABLE Music;

After a table is dropped, it cannot be recovered. (Some relational databases do allow you to undo a DROP TABLE operation, but this is vendor-specific functionality and it is not widely implemented.)

DynamoDB

DynamoDB has a similar action: DeleteTable. In the following example, the table is permanently deleted:

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{ TableName: "Music" }

Note

For code samples using DeleteTable, see the Amazon DynamoDB Getting Started Guide.

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