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Definition

db.collection.drop()

Removes a collection or view from the database. The method also removes any indexes associated with the dropped collection. The method provides a wrapper around the drop command.

db.collection.drop() has the form:

db.collection.drop()

db.collection.drop() takes no arguments and will produce an error if called with any arguments.

Returns:
  • true when successfully drops a collection.
  • false when collection to drop does not exist.

Behavior

This method obtains a write lock on the affected database and will block other operations until it has completed.

Example

The following operation drops the students collection in the current database.

db.students.drop()