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Oracle® Database SQL Language Reference
11g Release 1 (11.1)

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DROP DATABASE LINK

Purpose

Use the DROP DATABASE LINK statement to remove a database link from the database.

See Also:

CREATE DATABASE LINK for information on creating database links

Prerequisites

A private database link must be in your own schema. To drop a PUBLIC database link, you must have the DROP PUBLIC DATABASE LINK system privilege.

Semantics

PUBLIC

You must specify PUBLIC to drop a PUBLIC database link.

dblink

Specify the name of the database link to be dropped.

Restriction on Dropping Database Links 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 Database 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 ralph.

Example

Dropping a Database Link: Example The following statement drops the public database link named remote, which was created in "Defining a Public Database Link: Example":

DROP PUBLIC DATABASE LINK remote;