SQL DROP Temp Table: Tutorial & Explanation

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Which is the correct syntax for dropping a temporary table?

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1. What happens to the data in a temporary table after you use the DROP TABLE command?

2. Examine the following code. What type of table is orders_temp?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

For insight into what you know about dropping temp tables in SQL, we've assembled these study tools. Answer quiz questions on topics like the appropriate syntax to use for dropping and what happens to the data in a dropped temp table.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The worksheet/quiz will ask you to do the following:

  • Examine a given code to determine the table type
  • Determine what is missing from a given statement
  • Understand what happens if you attempt to reference a dropped table

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  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on how to drop a temp table in SQL
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the syntax to use for dropping a temporary table
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about keywords and commands

Additional Learning

You can add to your grasp of the subject with the lesson entitled SQL DROP Temp Table: Tutorial & Explanation. The lesson will cover the following:

  • When it is necessary to create a temp table
  • Why temp tables are useful
  • Deleting data
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