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Joomla! 1.5 Cookbook by Tom Canavan

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Removing a table from your database

Occasionally you might experience a Joomla! extension that does not uninstall properly. This can happen for many reasons and if it needs to be removed, it must be removed manually. Other instances might be where you uninstalled an extension, but it left behind its tables intentionally yet they need to be removed for any number of reasons.

Tip

This is an ADVANCED and DANGEROUS task. Using this command will result in the data in question being permanently removed from your database. BEFORE USING THESE COMMANDS BE SURE AND BACKUP (export) YOUR DATABASE

In this recipe we will look at the command line method to delete or remove a table. The term is 'drop' which means delete or remove. We will remove an imaginary extension ...

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