Removes a table from the current database.
REMOVE TABLE TableName | ? [DELETE] [RECYCLE]
- TableName | ?
- Specifies the table to remove from the current database or displays the Remove dialog box so you can choose a table in the current database to remove.
Removes the table from the database and deletes it permanently from disk.
Caution: Tables deleted using the DELETE keyword cannot be retrieved. Visual FoxPro does not confirm deletion or provide a warning even if the SET SAFETY command is set to ON.
- Specifies to delay deleting the table from disk and moves it to the Windows Recycle Bin.
REMOVE TABLE removes all primary indexes, default values, and validation rules associated with the table. If SET SAFETY is set to ON, Visual FoxPro prompts you to confirm removing the table from the database.
When a table is removed from the database, it becomes a free table and can be added to another database.
|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 The rules and relations are no longer valid when the table is removed from the database.|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