This is a nice solution I found on StackOverFlow.com when I was looking for a way to remove some tables that had a lot of foreign keys – these keys were not allowing me to do the drop easily.
I have found it very useful, here it is with some minor improvements:
SET FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS = 0; SET @tables = NULL; SELECT GROUP_CONCAT(table_schema, '.', table_name) INTO @tables FROM information_schema.tables WHERE table_schema = 'your_db_name_here'; -- specify DB name here. SET @tables = CONCAT('DROP TABLE ', @tables); PREPARE stmt FROM @tables; EXECUTE stmt; DEALLOCATE PREPARE stmt; SET FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS = 1;