DROP RULE

DROP RULE — remove a rewrite rule

Synopsis

DROP RULE [ IF EXISTS ] name ON table_name [ CASCADE | RESTRICT ]

Description

DROP RULE drops a rewrite rule.

Parameters

  • IF EXISTS

    • Do not throw an error if the rule does not exist. A notice is issued in this case.
  • name

    • The name of the rule to drop.
  • table_name

    • The name (optionally schema-qualified) of the table or view that the rule applies to.
  • CASCADE

    • Automatically drop objects that depend on the rule, and in turn all objects that depend on those objects (see Section 5.13).
  • RESTRICT

    • Refuse to drop the rule if any objects depend on it. This is the default.

Examples

To drop the rewrite rule newrule :

DROP RULE newrule ON mytable;

Compatibility

DROP RULE is a PostgreSQL language extension, as is the entire query rewrite system.

See Also

CREATE RULE, ALTER RULE