Support » Plugin: Download Monitor » Delete Database Tables

  • Resolved mintjelly

    (@mintjelly)


    I have deleted this plugin but find all the tables remain in the database. I get a message saying that due to a foreign key I cannot delete these tables. Can you please, in lay terms as I am not a database expert, provide information for removing the Download Monitor db tables.
    Thanks.

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  • The dangerous way, assuming that you’re using phpMyAdmin to run queries against your database, is to disable foreign key checks while dropping these tables as shown here.

    The cleanest way is to find and drop the references to the Download Monitor table(s) as described here.

    Hi,

    Thank you. I’ll try this.

    I just have to wonder why, when you delete a plugin, that tables are left in the database at all.

    @mintjelly Consider the alternative, a plugin silently deleting all the custom posts you made upon uninstalling it.

    Anyway the easiest way is to reinstall this plugin, then go to its Settings page, select the Misc tab, enable the ‘Remove Data on Uninstall?’ option and then uninstall it again.

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