Bluehost Web Hosting Help
Dropping columns from a database table in phpMyAdmin
In this tutorial we're going to be taking a look at how to drop (permanently delete) columns from a database table in phpMyAdmin.
Begin by accessing phpMyAdmin via cPanel or Plesk.
- Select the database you want to work with (in the left column when you first access phpMyAdmin).
- Select the table you want to work with.
- Place a check mark next to the column(s) you wish to drop (delete permanently).
- Click on the Drop button underneath the list of columns.
- It will ask you if you really want to do this. Review what will be dropped to make sure the correct columns are being deleted. If it is correct, click on the Yes button to drop the columns. Otherwise click No.
A message stating your SQL query was executed successfully will be displayed and your columns will be gone.
Recommended Help Content
How to drop tables from a database in phpMyAdmin
Instructions on deleting tables from your database using phpMyAdmin (updated 901 days ago)
Searching through a MySQL database in phpMyAdmin
Step by step directions on how you can search your database using phpMyAdmin (updated 900 days ago)
Modifying table columns in phpMyAdmin
A step by step guide on how to manipulate data in your mySQL tables using phpMyAdmin (updated 899 days ago)
Related Help Content
How to copy a database in phpMyAdmin
A guide to duplicating a MySQL database using phpMyAdmin (updated 900 days ago)
How to rename a database in phpMyAdmin
Instructions on changing the name of your database using phpMyAdmin (updated 900 days ago)
Adding a column to a database table in phpMyAdmin
Instructions on adding a column to your database in phpMyAdmin (updated 889 days ago)
Managing Your Database Using phpMyAdmin
A repository of information on how you can manage your database by using the phpMyAdmin interface. (updated 899 days ago)
How to Create and Delete MySQL Databases and Users
This article will explain MySQL database and user creation and deletion, and explain how to assign a user to a database. (updated 125 days ago)
How to import a MySQL Database using phpMyAdmin
How do I import a backup of my database (.sql file) using phpMyAdmin? (updated 66 days ago)
How to add tables to a database in phpMyAdmin
Guidance on adding tables to your mySQL database in phpMyAdmin (updated 899 days ago)
How to rename database tables in phpMyAdmin
A guide on renaming the tables inside of your database using phpMyAdmin (updated 82 days ago)