Dropping a Table

Dropping a Table using HBase Shell

Using the drop command, you can delete a table. Before dropping a table, you have to disable it.

hbase> disable 'emp' 
0 row(s) in 1.2530 seconds 

hbase> drop 'emp'
0 row(s) in 0.4045 seconds

Verify whether the table is deleted using the exists command.

hbase> exists 'emp'
Table emp does not exist
0 row(s) in 0.0842 seconds
drop_all

This command is used to drop the tables matching the β€œregex” given in the command. Its syntax is as follows

hbase> drop_all β€˜a.*’

Note

Before dropping a table, you must disable it.

Example

Assume there are tables named Ashok, Ashwin, Aslam, Asha, and Ashwini.

hbase> list
ashok
ashwin
aslam
asha
ashwini

5 row(s) in 0.0160 seconds

All these tables start with the letters as. First of all, let us disable all these tables using the disable_all command as shown below.

hbase> disable_all 'as.*'
ashok
ashwin
aslam
asha
ashwini

Disable the above 5 tables (y/n)?
y
5 tables successfully disabled

package com.ashok.hbase;

import java.io.IOException;

import org.apache.hadoop.conf.Configuration;

import org.apache.hadoop.hbase.HBaseConfiguration;
import org.apache.hadoop.hbase.MasterNotRunningException;
import org.apache.hadoop.hbase.client.HBaseAdmin;

/**
 * 
 * @author ashok.mariyala
 *
 */
public class DropTable {
   public static void main(String args[]) throws MasterNotRunningException, IOException{

      // Instantiating configuration class
      Configuration conf = HBaseConfiguration.create();

      // Instantiating HBaseAdmin class
      HBaseAdmin admin = new HBaseAdmin(conf);

      // Verifying weather the table is disabled
      Boolean bool = admin.isTableDisabled("emp");
      System.out.println(bool);

      // Delete the table using HBaseAdmin object
      if(!bool){
         admin.deleteTable("emp");
         System.out.println("Successfully Dropped Table");
      }
   }
}

Dropping a Table


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