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DROP FUNCTION

Name

DROP FUNCTION  --  remove a user-defined function

Synopsis

DROP FUNCTION name ( [ type [, ...] ] )
  

Inputs

name

The name of an existing function.

type

The type of the function's parameters.

Outputs

DROP

Message returned if the command completes successfully.

NOTICE RemoveFunction: Function "name" ("types") does not exist

This message is given if the function specified does not exist in the current database.

Description

DROP FUNCTION will remove the definition of an existing function. To execute this command the user must be the owner of the function. The input argument types to the function must be specified, since several different functions may exist with the same name and different argument lists.

Notes

Refer to CREATE FUNCTION for information on creating functions.

No checks are made to ensure that types, operators, access methods, or triggers that rely on the function have been removed first.

Examples

This command removes the square root function:

DROP FUNCTION sqrt(integer);

Compatibility

A DROP FUNCTION statement is defined in SQL99. One of its syntax forms is:

DROP FUNCTION name (arg, ...) { RESTRICT | CASCADE }

where CASCADE specifies dropping all objects that depend on the function and RESTRICT refuses to drop the function if dependent objects exist.

See Also

CREATE FUNCTION
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