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
See Also:CREATE PROCEDURE and ALTER PROCEDURE for information on creating and modifying a procedure
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, then Oracle Database assumes the procedure is in your own schema.
Specify the name of the procedure to be dropped.
When you drop a procedure, Oracle Database invalidates any local objects that depend upon the dropped procedure. If you subsequently reference one of these objects, then the database tries to recompile the object and returns an error message if you have not re-created the dropped procedure.
See Also:Oracle Database Concepts for information on how Oracle Database maintains dependencies among schema objects, including remote objects
DROP PROCEDURE hr.remove_emp;