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xPDOManager::removeObjectContainer()

Drops a table if it exists.

This will only work if there is a corresponding xPDO class for the table and its package has been loaded. MODX will not drop the table if the ORM layer has not defined the table.

Syntax

API Docs: removeObjectContainer

int removeObjectContainer (string $className)

Examples

Drop the table associated with the "Person" object:

$manager = $xpdo->getManager();
$manager->removeObjectContainer('Person');

Alternatives

If you are trying to remove tables after having removed or renamed the underlying xPDO classes, you may need to resort to issuing a manual "DROP TABLE" query.

$removed = $modx->exec('DROP TABLE IF EXISTS your_table');
if ($removed === false && $modx->errorCode() !== '' && $modx->errorCode() !== PDO::ERR_NONE) {
    print 'Could not drop table! ERROR: ' . print_r($modx->pdo->errorInfo(),true);
}
else {
    print 'Table dropped successfully.';
}

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