|Oracle9i SQL Reference
Release 2 (9.2)
Part Number A96540-02
LINK statement to remove a database link from the database.
CREATE DATABASE LINK for information on creating database links
A private database link must be in your own schema. To drop a
PUBLIC database link, you must have the
LINK system privilege.
You must specify
PUBLIC to drop a
PUBLIC database link.
Specify the name of the database link to be dropped.
You cannot drop a database link in another user's schema, and you cannot qualify dblink with the name of a schema, because periods are permitted in names of database links. Therefore, Oracle interprets the entire name, such as
ralph.linktosales, as the name of a database link in your schema rather than as a database link named
linktosales in the schema
The following statement drops the public database link named
remote (created in "Defining a Public Database Link: Example"):