13.1.30 DROP TRIGGER Syntax

DROP TRIGGER [IF EXISTS] [schema_name.]trigger_name

This statement drops a trigger. The schema (database) name is optional. If the schema is omitted, the trigger is dropped from the default schema. DROP TRIGGER requires the TRIGGER privilege for the table associated with the trigger. (This statement requires the SUPER privilege prior to MySQL 5.1.6.)

Use IF EXISTS to prevent an error from occurring for a trigger that does not exist. A NOTE is generated for a nonexistent trigger when using IF EXISTS. See Section, “SHOW WARNINGS Syntax”. The IF EXISTS clause was added in MySQL 5.1.14.

Triggers for a table are also dropped if you drop the table.


When upgrading from a version of MySQL older than MySQL 5.0.10 to 5.0.10 or newer—including all MySQL 5.1 releases—you must drop all triggers and re-create them. Otherwise, DROP TRIGGER does not work for older triggers after the upgrade. See Section, “Changes Affecting Upgrades to 5.1”, for a suggested upgrade procedure.