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DROP TABLE

The DROP TABLE command deletes a table in the database.

The following SQL deletes the table "Shippers":

Example

DROP TABLE Shippers;
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Note: Be careful before deleting a table. Deleting a table results in loss of all information stored in the table!


TRUNCATE TABLE

The TRUNCATE TABLE command deletes the data inside a table, but not the table itself.

The following SQL truncates the table "Categories": 

Example

TRUNCATE TABLE Categories;
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