Method: projects.instances.databases.dropDatabase

Drops (aka deletes) a Cloud Spanner database. Completed backups for the database will be retained according to their expireTime. Note: Cloud Spanner might continue to accept requests for a few seconds after the database has been deleted.

HTTP request


The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters



Required. The database to be dropped.

Authorization requires the following IAM permission on the specified resource database:

  • spanner.databases.drop

Request body

The request body must be empty.

Response body

If successful, the response body is empty.

Authorization scopes

Requires one of the following OAuth scopes:


For more information, see the Authentication Overview.