Delete Database in CouchDB

CouchDB Delete Database

To delete databases in CouchDB one can either use the cURL utility or Fauxton web interface.


Using Fauxton:

  • Open the following URL:
  • Click on the “Databases” tab to see all the existing databases.
  • Click on the delete icon of the database that you want to delete.
  • A pop-up message to confirm the database name will be displayed.
  • Write down the name of the database to be deleted.
  • Click on the DELETE button in the pop-up message.
  • The specified database is thus successfully deleted.


Using cURL utility:


curl -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \  




curl -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \



List out all the existing databases using the below command:

curl -X GET  

The deleted database should not be in the list as it is deleted permanently.


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