DROP TABLE nameoftable
Wow. That’s really, really easy. I mean, you can delete craploads of data that way! It can’t be! You can also delete a database. To do so, use the Drop Statement again, but this time, instead of dropping a table, let’s remove the database:
DROP DATABASE nameofdatabase
Aaaaaand, you can drop an index, which on MySQL is done using an ALTER statement, followed by TABLE, then the table name that has an index needing to drop:
ALTER TABLE nameoftable DROP INDEX nameofindex
You can also delete the data inside the table, rather than the table. This leaves the schema in tact so that you can start writing data to the database again:
TRUNCATE TABLE nameoftable
And viola, you’re deleting data like a fool!