MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual Including MySQL NDB Cluster 8.0

25.5.10 ndb_drop_index — Drop Index from an NDB Table

ndb_drop_index drops the specified index from an NDB table. It is recommended that you use this utility only as an example for writing NDB API applications—see the Warning later in this section for details.

Usage

ndb_drop_index -c connection_string table_name index -d db_name

The statement shown above drops the index named index from the table in the database.

Options that can be used with ndb_drop_index are shown in the following table. Additional descriptions follow the table.

Table 25.32 Command-line options used with the program ndb_drop_index

Format Description Added, Deprecated, or Removed

--character-sets-dir=path

Directory containing character sets

REMOVED: 8.0.31

--connect-retries=#

Number of times to retry connection before giving up

(Supported in all NDB releases based on MySQL 8.0)

--connect-retry-delay=#

Number of seconds to wait between attempts to contact management server

(Supported in all NDB releases based on MySQL 8.0)

--connect-string=connection_string,

-c connection_string

Same as --ndb-connectstring

(Supported in all NDB releases based on MySQL 8.0)

--core-file

Write core file on error; used in debugging

REMOVED: 8.0.31

--database=name,

-d name

Name of database in which table is found

(Supported in all NDB releases based on MySQL 8.0)

--defaults-extra-file=path

Read given file after global files are read

(Supported in all NDB releases based on MySQL 8.0)

--defaults-file=path

Read default options from given file only

(Supported in all NDB releases based on MySQL 8.0)

--defaults-group-suffix=string

Also read groups with concat(group, suffix)

(Supported in all NDB releases based on MySQL 8.0)

--help,

-?

Display help text and exit

(Supported in all NDB releases based on MySQL 8.0)

--login-path=path

Read given path from login file

(Supported in all NDB releases based on MySQL 8.0)

--ndb-connectstring=connection_string,

-c connection_string

Set connect string for connecting to ndb_mgmd. Syntax: "[nodeid=id;][host=]hostname[:port]". Overrides entries in NDB_CONNECTSTRING and my.cnf

(Supported in all NDB releases based on MySQL 8.0)

--ndb-mgmd-host=connection_string,

-c connection_string

Same as --ndb-connectstring

(Supported in all NDB releases based on MySQL 8.0)

--ndb-nodeid=#

Set node ID for this node, overriding any ID set by --ndb-connectstring

(Supported in all NDB releases based on MySQL 8.0)

--ndb-optimized-node-selection

Enable optimizations for selection of nodes for transactions. Enabled by default; use --skip-ndb-optimized-node-selection to disable

REMOVED: 8.0.31

--no-defaults

Do not read default options from any option file other than login file

(Supported in all NDB releases based on MySQL 8.0)

--print-defaults

Print program argument list and exit

(Supported in all NDB releases based on MySQL 8.0)

--usage,

-?

Display help text and exit; same as --help

(Supported in all NDB releases based on MySQL 8.0)

--version,

-V

Display version information and exit

(Supported in all NDB releases based on MySQL 8.0)


Warning

Operations performed on Cluster table indexes using the NDB API are not visible to MySQL and make the table unusable by a MySQL server. If you use this program to drop an index, then try to access the table from an SQL node, an error results, as shown here:

$> ./ndb_drop_index -c localhost dogs ix -d ctest1
Dropping index dogs/idx...OK

$> ./mysql -u jon -p ctest1
Enter password: *******
Reading table information for completion of table and column names
You can turn off this feature to get a quicker startup with -A

Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 7 to server version: 5.7.44-ndb-7.5.32

Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the buffer.

mysql> SHOW TABLES;
+------------------+
| Tables_in_ctest1 |
+------------------+
| a                |
| bt1              |
| bt2              |
| dogs             |
| employees        |
| fish             |
+------------------+
6 rows in set (0.00 sec)

mysql> SELECT * FROM dogs;
ERROR 1296 (HY000): Got error 4243 'Index not found' from NDBCLUSTER

In such a case, your only option for making the table available to MySQL again is to drop the table and re-create it. You can use either the SQL statementDROP TABLE or the ndb_drop_table utility (see Section 25.5.11, “ndb_drop_table — Drop an NDB Table”) to drop the table.