MongoDB – Drop Collection

MongoDB – Drop Collection

In this chapter, we will see how to drop a collection using MongoDB.

The drop() Method

MongoDB's db.collection.drop() is used to drop a collection from the database.

Syntax

Basic syntax of drop() command is as follows −

db.COLLECTION_NAME.drop()

Example

First, check the available collections into your database mydb.

>use mydb
switched to db mydb
>show collections
mycol
mycollection
system.indexes
prutor
>

Now drop the collection with the name mycollection.

>db.mycollection.drop()
true
>

Again check the list of collections into database.

>show collections
mycol
system.indexes
prutor
>

drop() method will return true, if the selected collection is dropped successfully, otherwise it will return false.

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