Removing Column Families

You can delete one or more column families using the MCS and the CLI.

Important: Starting in the 6.0 release, you cannot delete a column family from a JSON table.

Removing Column Families Using MCS

To remove one or more column families:
  1. Go to the table information page.
  2. Click Column Families tab.
    The page displays:
    • Default column family permissions
    • All the column families for the table
  3. Select the checkbox associated with the column families to delete in the All pane.
  4. Click Remove Column Family.
    The Remove Column Families confirmation dialog displays.
  5. Verify the list of column families and click Remove Column Family.
    If necessary, click to remove a column family from the list of column families to delete.

Removing a Column Family Using the CLI or the REST API

To remove a column family by name using the CLI or the REST API, run the following command:

maprcli table cf delete -path <path> -cfname <name>

See table cf delete for more information.