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DROP TABLE behavior.


[SQL]    DropDelete=n


The value n may be 1 or 0:

  • When 1 (true) a DROP TABLE statement deletes the table and the table's data.

  • When 0 (false) it deletes the table, but does not delete the data.



Range of Values

0 or 1. The default is 1.

Management Portal

On the page System Administration > Configuration > SQL and Object Settings > General SQL Settings, for the Does DDL DROP TABLE Delete the Table's Data setting, choose Yes (true) or No (false).

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