MongoDB Drop Collection


Example

MongoDB's db.collection.drop() is used to drop a collection from the database.

First, check the available collections into your database mydb.

> use mydb
switched to db mydb

> show collections
newCollection1
newCollection2
newCollection3
system.indexes

Now drop the collection with the name newCollection1.

> db.newCollection1.drop()
true

Note: If the collection droped successfully then the method will return true otherwise it will return false.

Again check the list of collections into database.

> show collections
newCollection2
newCollection3
system.indexes

Reference: MongoDB drop() Method.