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ALTER TRIGGER

Purpose

Triggers are defined using PL/SQL. Therefore, this section provides some general information but refers to Oracle Database PL/SQL Language Reference for details of syntax and semantics.

Use the ALTER TRIGGER statement to enable, disable, or compile a database trigger.

Note:

This statement does not change the declaration or definition of an existing trigger. To redeclare or redefine a trigger, use the CREATE TRIGGER statement with the OR REPLACE keywords.

See Also:

Prerequisites

The trigger must be in your own schema or you must have ALTER ANY TRIGGER system privilege.

In addition, to alter a trigger on DATABASE, you must have the ADMINISTER database events system privilege.

See Also:

CREATE TRIGGER for more information on triggers based on DATABASE triggers

(trigger_compile_clause: See Oracle Database PL/SQL Language Reference for the syntax of this clause.

Semantics

schema

Specify the schema containing the trigger. If you omit schema, then Oracle Database assumes the trigger is in your own schema.

trigger

Specify the name of the trigger to be altered.

ENABLE | DISABLE

Specify ENABLE to enable the trigger. You can also use the ENABLE ALL TRIGGERS clause of ALTER TABLE to enable all triggers associated with a table. See ALTER TABLE.

Specify DISABLE to disable the trigger. You can also use the DISABLE ALL TRIGGERS clause of ALTER TABLE to disable all triggers associated with a table.

RENAME Clause

Specify RENAME TO new_name to rename the trigger. Oracle Database renames the trigger and leaves it in the same state it was in before being renamed.

When you rename a trigger, the database rebuilds the remembered source of the trigger in the USER_SOURCE, ALL_SOURCE, and DBA_SOURCE data dictionary views. As a result, comments and formatting may change in the TEXT column of those views even though the trigger source did not change.

trigger_compile_clause

See Oracle Database PL/SQL Language Reference for the syntax and semantics of this clause and for complete information on creating and compiling triggers.