This is the documentation for Cloudera Impala 1.4.0.
Documentation for other versions is available at Cloudera.com.

DROP VIEW Statement

Removes the specified view, which was originally created by the CREATE VIEW statement. Because a view is purely a logical construct (an alias for a query) with no physical data behind it, DROP VIEW only involves changes to metadata in the metastore database, not any data files in HDFS.

Syntax:

DROP VIEW [database_name.]view_name

Statement type: DDL

Views, CREATE VIEW Statement, ALTER VIEW Statement

Cancellation: Cannot be cancelled.