Removes the named materialized view.

Immediate, irreversible removal of a materialized view, including all data it contains. This operation has no effect on the base table.
Restriction: Drop all materialized views associated with a base table before dropping the table.


DROP MATERIALIZED VIEW [ IF EXISTS ] [keyspace_name.]view_name ;
Table 1. Legend
Syntax conventions Description
UPPERCASE Literal keyword.
Lowercase Not literal.
Italics Variable value. Replace with a user-defined value.
[] Optional. Square brackets ( [] ) surround optional command arguments. Do not type the square brackets.
( ) Group. Parentheses ( ( ) ) identify a group to choose from. Do not type the parentheses.
| Or. A vertical bar ( | ) separates alternative elements. Type any one of the elements. Do not type the vertical bar.
... Repeatable. An ellipsis ( ... ) indicates that you can repeat the syntax element as often as required.
'Literal string' Single quotation ( ' ) marks must surround literal strings in CQL statements. Use single quotation marks to preserve upper case.
{ key : value } Map collection. Braces ( { } ) enclose map collections or key value pairs. A colon separates the key and the value.
<datatype1,datatype2> Set, list, map, or tuple. Angle brackets ( < > ) enclose data types in a set, list, map, or tuple. Separate the data types with a comma.
cql_statement; End CQL statement. A semicolon ( ; ) terminates all CQL statements.
[--] Separate the command line options from the command arguments with two hyphens ( -- ). This syntax is useful when arguments might be mistaken for command line options.

If the materialized view does not exist, the operation fails without an error. Optional.


To drop a materialized view in a keyspace other than the current keyspace, put the keyspace name in front of the materialized view name, followed by a period.


The name of the materialized view to drop.


DROP MATERIALIZED VIEW cycling.cyclist_by_age;