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<concept rev="1.1" id="drop_view">
<title>DROP VIEW Statement</title>
<titlealts audience="PDF"><navtitle>DROP VIEW</navtitle></titlealts>
<data name="Category" value="Impala"/>
<data name="Category" value="SQL"/>
<data name="Category" value="DDL"/>
<data name="Category" value="Schemas"/>
<data name="Category" value="Tables"/>
<data name="Category" value="Views"/>
<indexterm audience="hidden">DROP VIEW statement</indexterm>
Removes the specified view, which was originally created by the <codeph>CREATE VIEW</codeph> statement.
Because a view is purely a logical construct (an alias for a query) with no physical data behind it,
<codeph>DROP VIEW</codeph> only involves changes to metadata in the metastore database, not any data files in
<p conref="../shared/impala_common.xml#common/syntax_blurb"/>
<codeblock>DROP VIEW [IF EXISTS] [<varname>db_name</varname>.]<varname>view_name</varname></codeblock>
<p conref="../shared/impala_common.xml#common/ddl_blurb"/>
<p conref="../shared/impala_common.xml#common/cancel_blurb_no"/>
<p conref="../shared/impala_common.xml#common/permissions_blurb_no"/>
<p conref="../shared/impala_common.xml#common/example_blurb"/>
<p conref="../shared/impala_common.xml#common/create_drop_view_examples"/>
<p conref="../shared/impala_common.xml#common/related_info"/>
<xref href="impala_views.xml#views"/>, <xref href="impala_create_view.xml#create_view"/>,
<xref href="impala_alter_view.xml#alter_view"/>