DELETE DATABASE Command
Deletes a database from disk.
DELETE DATABASE DatabaseName | ? [DELETETABLES] [RECYCLE]
- Specifies the name of the database to delete from disk. The database you specify cannot be open. DatabaseName can include the path to the database with the database name.
- Displays the Delete dialog box from which you can specify the name of the database to delete from disk.
- Deletes the tables contained in the database from disk and the database containing the tables.
- Specifies that the database isn't immediately deleted from disk and is placed in the Windows Recycle Bin.
Always use DELETE DATABASE to delete a database from disk. Unlike the file manipulation utility of the operating system, DELETE DATABASE removes references to the database from the tables in the database.
If SET SAFETY is ON, Visual FoxPro asks if you'd like to delete the database you specify. If SET SAFETY is OFF, the database is automatically deleted from disk.
This example creates a database named
people. A table named
friends is created and is automatically added to the database. DISPLAY TABLES is used to display the tables in the database, and DISPLAY DATABASES is used to display information about the tables in the database.
DELETE DATABASE is used with the DELETETABLES option to remove the database and its
friends table from disk.
CLOSE ALL CREATE DATABASE people CREATE TABLE friends (FirstName C(20), LastName C(20)) CLEAR DISPLAY TABLES && Displays tables in the database DISPLAY DATABASES && Displays table information CLOSE ALL DELETE DATABASE people DELETETABLES