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How to remove an entire schema from the command line in SQLPLUS? Oracle 9i
what rights should DBA have?
Service = Bugs
Schema = Lefteye


Drop schema didn’t work. Or I just typed it wrong. 
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Question by:Martin_01
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by:gvsbnarayana
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Hi,
   You can connect to the database using a DBA privileged user name and drop the user like this:
Drop user lefteye cascade;
This is an irreversable action and all objects belonging to this user and the username is also dropped.
HTH
Regards,
Badri.
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by:sujith80
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To be on the safe side, keep an export dump of the schema before drop.
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by:Martin_01
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so after I log in I would type "Drop user lefteye cascade;"
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gvsbnarayana earned 500 total points
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Yes, but make sure that there is no session open with the username lefteye ... if any session is open with a username, then you can't drop that user.
HTH
Regards,
Badri.
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by:Martin_01
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Thanks :)
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