Drush for Drupal 6 had a plugin that allowed you to delete a view. That plugin's functionality was mostly rolled into drush for Drupal 7.

I have a view that can't be edited through the UI, and I was hoping the drush could solve the problem.

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I don't know of a Drush command for this, but if you know your view's machine name or ID wiping it from the database isn't too hard.

SELECT vid FROM views_view WHERE name = 'your_views_machine_name';
DELETE FROM views_view WHERE vid = id_from_above;
DELETE FROM views_display WHERE vid = id_from_above;

That should be the last you ever hear from that view.

  • Make sure you also run drush cc views after you've run these queries, to clear the views cache.
    – justinsg
    Commented Feb 12, 2015 at 21:53

Drush Views has not been fully incorporated in Views for D7 yet, supposidely only drush views-export works at this time. And, I couldnt get even that to work.


Or without doing a lookup for vid. Find the view id in the url, or html code.

For example in admin/structure/views/view/section_banner, section_banner is the view name.

delete views_display from views_display inner join views_view on views_display.vid = views_view.vid where views_view.name =  'view_name';
delete from views_view where name = 'view_name';

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