Posted By: Anonymous
How do I drop all tables in Windows MySQL, using command prompt? The reason I want to do this is that our user has access to the database drops, but no access to re-creating the database itself, for this reason we must drop the tables manually. Is there a way to drop all the tables at once? Bear in mind that most of the tables are linked with foreign keys so they would have to be dropped in a specific order.
You can generate statement like this:
DROP TABLE t1, t2, t3, ... and then use prepared statements to execute it:
SET FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS = 0; SET @tables = NULL; SELECT GROUP_CONCAT('`', table_schema, '`.`', table_name, '`') INTO @tables FROM information_schema.tables WHERE table_schema = 'database_name'; -- specify DB name here. SET @tables = CONCAT('DROP TABLE ', @tables); PREPARE stmt FROM @tables; EXECUTE stmt; DEALLOCATE PREPARE stmt; SET FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS = 1;