How do I drop table from a database?

This example is to show you how to delete or drop a table from your database. Basically we just send a DROP TABLE command and specify the table name to be deleted to the database. The example below show you how to do it in MySQL database.

package org.kodejava.jdbc;

import java.sql.Connection;
import java.sql.DriverManager;
import java.sql.SQLException;
import java.sql.Statement;

public class DropTableExample {
    private static final String URL = "jdbc:mysql://localhost/kodejava";
    private static final String USERNAME = "kodejava";
    private static final String PASSWORD = "s3cr*t";

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        try (Connection connection =
                     DriverManager.getConnection(URL, USERNAME, PASSWORD)) {

            // To delete a table from database we use the DROP TABLE
            // command and specify the table name to be dropped
            String sql = "DROP TABLE IF EXISTS book";

            // Create a statement
            Statement statement = connection.createStatement();
            // Execute the statement to delete the table
            statement.execute(sql);
        } catch (SQLException e) {
            e.printStackTrace();
        }
    }
}

Maven Dependencies

<dependency>
    <groupId>com.mysql</groupId>
    <artifactId>mysql-connector-j</artifactId>
    <version>8.4.0</version>
</dependency>

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