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Drop Collection if already exists in MongoDB using Python

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  • Last Updated : 14 Jun, 2022
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Using drop() method we can drop collection if collection exists. If collection is not found then it returns False otherwise it returns True if collection is dropped. 

Syntax:

drop()

Example 1: 

The sample database is as follows: 

 

Python3




import pymongo
 
 
client = pymongo.MongoClient("mongodb://localhost:27017/")
 
# Database name
db = client["mydatabase"]
 
# Collection name
col = db["gfg"]
 
# drop collection col1
print(col.drop())

Output: 

Example 2: If collection does not exist. 
 

Python3




import pymongo
 
 
client = pymongo.MongoClient("mongodb://localhost:27017/")
 
# Database name
db = client["mydatabase"]
 
# Collection name
col = db["gfg"]
 
# drop collection col1
if col.drop():
    print('Deleted')
else:
    print('Not Present')

Output:

Not Present
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