REMOVE TABLE Command
Removes a table from the current database.
REMOVE TABLE TableName | ? [DELETE] [RECYCLE]
- Specifies the table to remove from the current database.
- Displays the Remove dialog box from which you can choose a table in the current database to remove.
- Specifies that the table is removed from the database and from disk.
Caution Any table deleted from disk with this clause cannot be retrieved. Even if SET SAFETY is ON, you are not warned before the table is deleted from disk.
- Specifies that the table isn't immediately deleted from disk and is placed in the Windows Recycle Bin.
When a table is removed from the database, it becomes a free table and can be added to another database. Tables are added to a database with ADD TABLE.
When REMOVE TABLE is issued, all primary indexes, default values, and validation rules associated with the table are also removed. If SET SAFETY is ON, Visual FoxPro displays a prompt asking if you are sure you want to remove the table from the database.
Caution REMOVE TABLE affects other tables in the current database if those tables have rules or relations associated with the table being removed. The rules and relations are no longer valid when the table is removed from the database.
The following example creates two databases named
mydbc2, and a table named table1. The table is added to
mydbc1 when it is created. The table is then closed and removed from
mydbc1. ADD TABLE is then used to add the table to
mydbc2. RENAME TABLE is used to change the name of the table from
CREATE DATABASE mydbc1 CREATE DATABASE mydbc2 SET DATABASE TO mydbc1 CREATE TABLE table1 (cField1 C(10), n N(10)) && Adds table to mydbc1 CLOSE TABLES && A table must be closed to remove it from a database REMOVE TABLE table1 SET DATABASE TO mydbc2 ADD TABLE table1 RENAME TABLE table1 TO table2