How to: Delete Databases

Typically, you take as many precautions as possible to avoid deleting a database, because to do so would usually be a big mistake. But if you really need to delete a database, you can.

You will need this function only in very special circumstances, because when you delete a database, all of the companies, reports, and so on, that are stored in it are deleted as well. If you do choose the function unintentionally, you will get a chance to cancel it before any damage is done, because the database will not be deleted until you have confirmed that you really want to delete it.


You cannot alter a database by using the development environment if it the database deployed on Azure SQL Database.

To delete the current database

  • In the development environment, on the File menu, choose Database, and then choose Delete.

See Also

How to: Open Databases
How to: Close Databases