MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual Including MySQL NDB Cluster 8.0

23.4.11 ndb_drop_table — Drop an NDB Table

ndb_drop_table drops the specified NDB table. (If you try to use this on a table created with a storage engine other than NDB, the attempt fails with the error 723: No such table exists.) This operation is extremely fast; in some cases, it can be an order of magnitude faster than using a MySQL DROP TABLE statement on an NDB table.

Usage

ndb_drop_table -c connection_string tbl_name -d db_name

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

Table 23.33 Command-line options used with the program ndb_drop_table

Format Description Added, Deprecated, or Removed

--character-sets-dir=path

Directory containing character sets

(Supported in all NDB releases based on MySQL 8.0)

--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

Same as --ndb-connectstring

(Supported in all NDB releases based on MySQL 8.0)

--core-file

Write core file on error; used in debugging

(Supported in all NDB releases based on MySQL 8.0)

--database=dbname,

-d

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

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

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

(Supported in all NDB releases based on MySQL 8.0)

--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)


Prior to NDB 8.0.17, an NDB table dropped using this utility persisted in the MySQL data dictionary but could not be dropped using DROP TABLE in the mysql client. In NDB 8.0.17 and later, such orphan tables can be dropped using DROP TABLE. (Bug #29125206, Bug #93672)