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Oracle® Database SQL Language Reference
11g Release 2 (11.2)

Part Number E17118-03
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DROP DIRECTORY

Purpose

Use the DROP DIRECTORY statement to remove a directory object from the database.

See Also:

CREATE DIRECTORY for information on creating a directory

Prerequisites

To drop a directory, you must have the DROP ANY DIRECTORY system privilege.

Caution:

Do not drop a directory when files in the associated file system are being accessed by PL/SQL or OCI programs.

Syntax

drop_directory::=

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Semantics

directory_name

Specify the name of the directory database object to be dropped.

Oracle Database removes the directory object but does not delete the associated operating system directory on the server file system.

Example

Dropping a Directory: Example The following statement drops the directory object bfile_dir:

DROP DIRECTORY bfile_dir;