When I DROP a table with the IF EXISTS clause (in PostgreSQL 11.x), it issues a warning as follows:


NOTICE:  table "tt" does not exist, skipping

Sometimes, I do expect that certain tables to not exist, and don't want to see many warnings like these in the output of a batch processing function/script.

Is there a way to disable this type of warning altogether?

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The "warning" is in fact a "notice". You can disable the display of those notices trough the property client_min_messages which controls the minimum level of messages returned to the client.

To only display warnings, but not notices use:

set client_min_messages = warning;

Note that this will disable all notices, including those sent through raise notice from e.g. a PL/pgSQL function.


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