This topic describes how to delete a database from an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance. You can delete a database by using the ApsaraDB RDS console or an SQL statement.

Delete a database by using the ApsaraDB RDS console

  1. Visit the RDS instance list, select a region above, and click the target instance ID.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Databases.
  3. In the Actions column click Delete.
  4. In the message that appears, click OK.

Delete a database by using an SQL statement

  1. Connect to the RDS instance to which the database belongs. For more information, see Connect to an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance.
  2. Execute the following statement to delete the database:
    drop database <database name>;

Related operations

Operation Description
DeleteDatabase Deletes a database from an ApsaraDB RDS instance.