Removing a table - Amazon DynamoDB
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Removing a table

In SQL, you use the DROP TABLE statement to remove a table. In Amazon DynamoDB, you use the DeleteTable operation.

SQL

When you no longer need a table and want to discard it permanently, you use the DROP TABLE statement in SQL.

DROP TABLE Music;

After a table is dropped, it cannot be recovered. (Some relational databases do allow you to undo a DROP TABLE operation, but this is vendor-specific functionality and it is not widely implemented.)

DynamoDB

DynamoDB has a similar action: DeleteTable. In the following example, the table is permanently deleted.

{ TableName: "Music" }
Note

For code examples that use DeleteTable, see Getting started with DynamoDB and Amazon SDKs.