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drop_partition()

This operation drops a specified partition from the current collection.

drop_partition(
    partition_name: str
    timeout: float | None
)

Request Syntax

from pymilvus import Collection

# Get an existing collection
collection = Collection(name="string")

# drop an existing partition
collection.drop_partition(
    partition_name="string"
)

PARAMETERS:

  • partition_name (str) -

    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.

Examples

from pymilvus import Collection, CollectionSchema, FieldSchema, DataType

schema = CollectionSchema([
    FieldSchema("id", DataType.INT64, is_primary=True),
    FieldSchema("vector", DataType.FLOAT_VECTOR, dim=5)
])

# Create a collection
collection = Collection(
    name="test_collection",
    schema=schema
)

# Create a partition
partition = collection.create_partition("test_partition")

# Check whether the partition exists
collection.has_partition("test_partition") # True

# Drop the partition
collection.drop_partition("test_partition")

# Check whether the partition exists
collection.has_partition("test_partition") # False