|Oracle9i SQL Reference
Release 2 (9.2)
Part Number A96540-02
FUNCTION statement to remove a standalone stored function from the database.
Do not use this statement to remove a function that is part of a package. Instead, either drop the entire package using the
The function must be in your own schema or you must have the
PROCEDURE system privilege.
Specify the schema containing the function. If you omit schema, Oracle assumes the function is in your own schema.
Specify the name of the function to be dropped.
Oracle invalidates any local objects that depend on, or call, the dropped function. If you subsequently reference one of these objects, Oracle tries to recompile the object and returns an error if you have not re-created the dropped function.
If any statistics types are associated with the function, Oracle disassociates the statistics types with the
FORCE option and drops any user-defined statistics collected with the statistics type.
The following statement drops the function
SecondMax in the sample schema
oe and invalidates all objects that depend upon
"Creating a Function: Examples" for information on creating the