# Delete Database in CouchDB

CouchDB Delete Database

To delete databases in CouchDB one can either use the cURL utility or Fauxton web interface.

## Using Fauxton:

• Open the following URL: http://127.0.0.1:5984/_utils/
• Click on the “Databases” tab to see all the existing databases.
• Click on the delete icon of the database that you want to delete.
• A pop-up message to confirm the database name will be displayed.
• Write down the name of the database to be deleted.
• Click on the DELETE button in the pop-up message.
• The specified database is thus successfully deleted.

## Using cURL utility:

Syntax:

curl -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \

-X DELETE http://127.0.0.1:5984/database_name


Example:

curl -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \

-X DELETE http://127.0.0.1:5984/company


## Verification:

List out all the existing databases using the below command:

curl -X GET http://127.0.0.1:5984/_all_dbs

The deleted database should not be in the list as it is deleted permanently.