The drop command removes an entire collection from a database. The command has following syntax:

{ drop: <collection_name> }

The mongo shell provides the equivalent helper method db.collection.drop().

This command also removes any indexes associated with the dropped collection.


This command obtains a write lock on the affected database and will block other operations until it has completed.

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