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mysql_drop_db - Drop (delete) a MySQL database
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mysql_drop_db( string$database_name, [resource$link_identifier = NULL] ): bool

mysql_drop_db attempts to drop (remove) an entire database from the server associated with the specified link identifier. This function is deprecated, it is preferable to use mysql_query to issue an sql DROP DATABASE statement instead.



The name of the database that will be deleted.


The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect had been called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

Returns true on success or false on failure.



This function will not be available if the MySQL extension was built against a MySQL 4.x client library.


For backward compatibility, the following deprecated alias may be used: mysql_dropdb

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