Hadoop Hive: How to drop a table?

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I run this to drop the table:

ALTER TABLE table_name drop  col_name;

but I am getting the following error:

Error occurred executing hive query: OK FAILED: ParseException line 1:35 mismatched input 'user_id1' expecting PARTITION near 'drop' in drop partition statement
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You cannot drop column directly from a table. This is how you should do it:

 ALTER TABLE emp REPLACE COLUMNS( name string, dept string);
answered Nov 14, 2018 by Omkar
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