DROP EXTENSION

DROP EXTENSION — remove an extension

Synopsis

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

Description

DROP EXTENSION removes extensions from the database. Dropping an extension causes its component objects, and other explicitly dependent routines (see ALTER ROUTINE, the DEPENDS ON EXTENSION extension_name action), to be dropped as well.

You must own the extension to use DROP EXTENSION.

Parameters

IF EXISTS

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

name

The name of an installed extension.

CASCADE

Automatically drop objects that depend on the extension, and in turn all objects that depend on those objects (see Section 5.14).

RESTRICT

This option prevents the specified extensions from being dropped if there exist non-extension-member objects that depend on any of the extensions. This is the default.

Examples

To remove the extension hstore from the current database:

DROP EXTENSION hstore;

This command will fail if any of hstore's objects are in use in the database, for example if any tables have columns of the hstore type. Add the CASCADE option to forcibly remove those dependent objects as well.

Compatibility

DROP EXTENSION is a Postgres Pro extension.