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DROP LANGUAGE

Name

DROP LANGUAGE — Removes a user-defined procedural language
DROP PROCEDURAL LANGUAGE 'langname'
  

Inputs

langname

The name of an existing language.

Outputs

DROP

This message is returned if the language is successfully dropped.

ERROR: Language "langname" doesn't exist

This message occurs if the language "langname" is not found.

Description

DROP PROCEDURAL LANGUAGE will remove the definition of the previously registered procedural language having the name 'langname'.

Notes

The DROP PROCEDURAL LANGUAGE statement is a Postgres language extension.

Refer to CREATE PROCEDURAL LANGUAGE for information on how to create procedural languages.

Bugs

No checks are made if functions or trigger procedures registered in this language still exist. To re-enable them without having to drop and recreate all the functions, the pg_proc's prolang attribute of the functions must be adjusted to the new object ID of the recreated pg_language entry for the PL.

Usage

This command removes the PL/Sample language:

DROP PROCEDURAL LANGUAGE 'plsample'
  

Compatibility

SQL92

There is no DROP PROCEDURAL LANGUAGE in SQL92.