DROP SEQUENCE

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The DROP SEQUENCE statement removes a sequence from a database.

Note:

This statement performs a schema change. For more information about how online schema changes work in CockroachDB, see Online Schema Changes.

Required privileges

The user must have the DROP privilege on the specified sequence(s).

Synopsis

DROP SEQUENCE IF EXISTS sequence_name , CASCADE RESTRICT

Parameters

Parameter Description
IF EXISTS Drop the sequence only if it exists; if it does not exist, do not return an error.
sequence_name The name of the sequence you want to drop. Find the sequence name with SHOW CREATE on the table that uses the sequence.
RESTRICT (Default) Do not drop the sequence if any objects (such as constraints and tables) use it.
CASCADE Not yet implemented. Currently, you can only drop a sequence if nothing depends on it.

Examples

Remove a sequence (no dependencies)

In this example, other objects do not depend on the sequence being dropped.

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> SELECT * FROM information_schema.sequences;
+------------------+-----------------+--------------------+-----------+-------------------+-------------------------+---------------+-------------+----------------------+---------------------+-----------+--------------+
| sequence_catalog | sequence_schema |   sequence_name    | data_type | numeric_precision | numeric_precision_radix | numeric_scale | start_value |    minimum_value     |    maximum_value    | increment | cycle_option |
+------------------+-----------------+--------------------+-----------+-------------------+-------------------------+---------------+-------------+----------------------+---------------------+-----------+--------------+
| def              | db_2            | test_4             | INT       |                64 |                       2 |             0 |           1 |                    1 | 9223372036854775807 |         1 | NO           |
| def              | test_db         | customer_seq       | INT       |                64 |                       2 |             0 |         101 |                    1 | 9223372036854775807 |         2 | NO           |
| def              | test_db         | desc_customer_list | INT       |                64 |                       2 |             0 |        1000 | -9223372036854775808 |                  -1 |        -2 | NO           |
| def              | test_db         | test_sequence3     | INT       |                64 |                       2 |             0 |           1 |                    1 | 9223372036854775807 |         1 | NO           |
+------------------+-----------------+--------------------+-----------+-------------------+-------------------------+---------------+-------------+----------------------+---------------------+-----------+--------------+
(4 rows)
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> DROP SEQUENCE customer_seq;
DROP SEQUENCE
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> SELECT * FROM information_schema.sequences
+------------------+-----------------+--------------------+-----------+-------------------+-------------------------+---------------+-------------+----------------------+---------------------+-----------+--------------+
| sequence_catalog | sequence_schema |   sequence_name    | data_type | numeric_precision | numeric_precision_radix | numeric_scale | start_value |    minimum_value     |    maximum_value    | increment | cycle_option |
+------------------+-----------------+--------------------+-----------+-------------------+-------------------------+---------------+-------------+----------------------+---------------------+-----------+--------------+
| def              | db_2            | test_4             | INT       |                64 |                       2 |             0 |           1 |                    1 | 9223372036854775807 |         1 | NO           |
| def              | test_db         | desc_customer_list | INT       |                64 |                       2 |             0 |        1000 | -9223372036854775808 |                  -1 |        -2 | NO           |
| def              | test_db         | test_sequence3     | INT       |                64 |                       2 |             0 |           1 |                    1 | 9223372036854775807 |         1 | NO           |
+------------------+-----------------+--------------------+-----------+-------------------+-------------------------+---------------+-------------+----------------------+---------------------+-----------+--------------+
(4 rows)

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