# DROP Index in Cassandra

Cassandra DROP Index
To drop a specified index in Cassandra, the DROP INDEX command is used. The index name is TableName_ColumnName_idx, in case if the index name was not specified during index creation.

Syntax 1:

DROP INDEX

Syntax 2:

Drop index IF EXISTS Keyspace_Name.Index_Name

## Important Points:

• An error will be displayed by default if the index does not exist.
• The keyspace name needs to be specified with the index name during the index creation or else the index will be dropped from the current keyspace.

Example:

Drop index IF EXISTS example.name

Explanation:
Here, the ‘example’ is the keyspace that contains the table ’employees’. The ‘name’ is a column in the ’employees’ table. We are dropping the index from the ‘name’ column.