|Oracle9i SQL Reference
Release 2 (9.2)
Part Number A96540-02
PROCEDURE statement to remove a standalone stored procedure from the database. Do not use this statement to remove a procedure that is part of a package. Instead, either drop the entire package using the
PACKAGE statement, or redefine the package without the procedure using the
PACKAGE statement with the
The procedure must be in your own schema or you must have the
PROCEDURE system privilege.
Specify the schema containing the procedure. If you omit schema, Oracle assumes the procedure is in your own schema.
Specify the name of the procedure to be dropped.
When you drop a procedure, Oracle invalidates any local objects that depend upon the dropped procedure. If you subsequently reference one of these objects, Oracle tries to recompile the object and returns an error message if you have not re-created the dropped procedure.
Oracle9i Database Concepts for information on how Oracle maintains dependencies among schema objects, including remote objects
The following statement drops the procedure
remove_emp owned by the user
hr and invalidates all objects that depend upon