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drop_partition()

This operation drops a specified partition from the current collection.

notes

Before dropping a partition, you must first release it.

Request syntax

create_partition(
    collection_name: str,
    partition_name: str,
    timeout: Optional[float] = None
) -> None

PARAMETERS:

  • collection_name (str) -

    [REQUIRED]

    The name of an existing collection.

  • partition_names (str)

    [REQUIRED]

    The name of the partition to drop.

  • timeout (float | None)

    The timeout duration for this operation.

    Setting this to None indicates that this operation timeouts when any response arrives or any error occurs.

RETURN TYPE:

NoneType

RETURNS:

None

EXCEPTIONS:

  • MilvusException

    This exception will be raised when any error occurs during this operation.

Example

from pymilvus import MilvusClient

# 1. Create a milvus client
client = MilvusClient(
    uri="http://localhost:19530",
    token="root:Milvus"
)

# 2. Create a collection
client.create_collection(collection_name="test_collection", dimension=5)

# 3. Create a partition
client.create_partition(
    collection_name="test_collection", 
    partition_name="partition_A"
)

# 4. Release partition
client.release_partitions(
    collection_name="test_collection",
    partition_names=["partition_A"]
)

# 4. Drop the partition
client.drop_partition(
    collection_name="test_collection", 
    partition_name="partition_A"
)