How to drop database in MongoDB

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How to drop database in MongoDB

In this guide, i will show you how drop a database in MongoDB.

The dropDatabase() Method
MongoDB db.dropDatabase() command is used to drop a existing database.
Basic syntax of dropDatabase() command is as follows:


This will delete the selected database.

NB: If you have not selected any database, the “test” default database will be deleted.

1. check the list available databases:

Issue “show dbs” to display all available databases.

2. Drop a database (devops-teamDB):

If you want to delete database <devops-teamDB>, then devops-teamDB() command would be as follows:

switched to db devops-teamDB

Now check list of databases:

3. Conclusion

In this post, i have explained How to drop database in MongoDB.
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