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PHP & MySQL - Drop Table Example

PHP uses mysqli query() or mysql_query() function to drop a MySQL table. This function takes two parameters and returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.



Sr.No. Parameter & Description


Required - SQL query to drop a table.



Optional - Either the constant MYSQLI_USE_RESULT or MYSQLI_STORE_RESULT depending on the desired behavior. By default, MYSQLI_STORE_RESULT is used.


Try the following example to drop a table −

Copy and paste the following example as mysql_example.php −

   <head><title>Dropping MySQL Table</title></head>
         $dbhost = 'localhost';
         $dbuser = 'root';
         $dbpass = 'root@123';
         $dbname = 'TUTORIALS';
         $mysqli = new mysqli($dbhost, $dbuser, $dbpass, $dbname);
         if($mysqli->connect_errno ) {
            printf("Connect failed: %s<br />", $mysqli->connect_error);
         printf('Connected successfully.<br />');
         if ($mysqli->query("Drop Table tutorials_tbl")) {
            printf("Table tutorials_tbl dropped successfully.<br />");
         if ($mysqli->errno) {
            printf("Could not drop table: %s<br />", $mysqli->error);


Access the mysql_example.php deployed on apache web server and verify the output.

Connected successfully.
Table tutorials_tbl dropped successfully.