DROP SEQUENCE

DROP SEQUENCE — remove a sequence

Synopsis

DROP SEQUENCE [ IF EXISTS ] name [, ...] [ CASCADE | RESTRICT ]

Description

DROP SEQUENCE removes sequence number generators. A sequence can only be dropped by its owner or a superuser.

Parameters

  • IF EXISTS

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

    • The name (optionally schema-qualified) of a sequence.
  • CASCADE

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

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

Examples

To remove the sequence serial :

DROP SEQUENCE serial;

Compatibility

DROP SEQUENCE conforms to the SQL standard, except that the standard only allows one sequence to be dropped per command, and apart from the IF EXISTS option, which is a PostgreSQL extension.

See Also

CREATE SEQUENCE, ALTER SEQUENCE