How to: Delete Tables from a Database

You can delete a table from your database using Server Explorer.


Think carefully before you delete a table. If existing queries, views, user-defined functions, stored procedures, or programs refer to that table, the deletion will make these objects invalid.


The dialog boxes and menu commands you see might differ from those described in Help depending on your active settings or edition. To change your settings, choose Import and Export Settings on the Tools menu. For more information, see Visual Studio Settings.

To delete a table from the database

  1. In Server Explorer, select the table you want to delete.

  2. Right-click the table and choose Delete from the shortcut menu.

  3. A message box prompts you to confirm the deletion. Click Yes.


    Deleting a table automatically removes any relationships to it.

See Also


How to: Create Tables

Other Resources

Working with Tables in Table Designer