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Oracle® Database PL/SQL Language Reference
11g Release 1 (11.1)

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DROP PROCEDURE Statement

The DROP PROCEDURE statement drops a standalone stored procedure from the database.

Note:

Do not use this statement to remove a procedure that is part of a package. Instead, either drop the entire package using the DROP PACKAGE Statement, or redefine the package without the procedure using the CREATE PACKAGE Statement with the OR REPLACE clause.

Prerequisites

The procedure must be in your own schema or you must have the DROP ANY PROCEDURE system privilege.

Syntax

drop_procedure::=

drop_procedure
Description of the illustration drop_procedure.gif

Keyword and Parameter Descriptions

schema

Specify the schema containing the procedure. If you omit schema, then the database assumes the procedure is in your own schema.

procedure

Specify the name of the procedure to be dropped.

When you drop a procedure, the 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.

Example

Dropping a Procedure: Example The following statement drops the procedure remove_emp owned by the user hr and invalidates all objects that depend upon remove_emp:

DROP PROCEDURE hr.remove_emp; 

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