FUNCTION statement explicitly recompiles a standalone function. Explicit recompilation eliminates the need for implicit runtime recompilation and prevents associated runtime compilation errors and performance overhead.
Note:This statement does not change the declaration or definition of an existing function. To redeclare or redefine a standalone function, use the "CREATE FUNCTION Statement" with the
If the function is in the
SYS schema, you must be connected as
SYSDBA. Otherwise, the function must be in your schema or you must have
PROCEDURE system privilege.
Name of the schema containing the function. Default: your schema.
Name of the function to be recompiled.
Recompiles the function, whether it is valid or invalid.
First, if any of the objects upon which the function depends are invalid, the database recompiles them.
The database also invalidates any local objects that depend upon the function, such as subprograms that invoke the recompiled function or package bodies that define subprograms that invoke the recompiled function.
If the database recompiles the function successfully, then the function becomes valid. Otherwise, the database returns an error and the function remains invalid.
During recompilation, the database drops all persistent compiler switch settings, retrieves them again from the session, and stores them after compilation. To avoid this process, specify the
Has the same effect as
PLSQL_OPTIMIZE_LEVEL=1—instructs the PL/SQL compiler to generate and store the code for use by the PL/SQL debugger. Oracle recommends using
PLSQL_OPTIMIZE_LEVEL=1 instead of
Prevents Oracle Database from dropping and reacquiring compiler switch settings. With this clause, Oracle preserves the existing settings and uses them for the recompilation of any parameters for which values are not specified elsewhere in this statement.
Specifies a value for a PL/SQL compilation parameter in Table 1-2. The compile-time value of each of these parameters is stored with the metadata of the PL/SQL unit being compiled.
You can specify each parameter only once in each statement. Each setting is valid only for the PL/SQL unit being compiled and does not affect other compilations in this session or system. To affect the entire session or system, you must set a value for the parameter using the
If you omit any parameter from this clause and you specify
SETTINGS, then if a value was specified for the parameter in an earlier compilation of this PL/SQL unit, the database uses that earlier value. If you omit any parameter and either you do not specify
SETTINGS or no value was specified for the parameter in an earlier compilation, then the database obtains the value for that parameter from the session environment.
ALTER FUNCTION oe.get_bal COMPILE;
If the database encounters no compilation errors while recompiling
get_bal becomes valid. The database can subsequently run it without recompiling it at run time. If recompiling
get_bal results in compilation errors, then the database returns an error, and
get_bal remains invalid.
The database also invalidates all objects that depend upon
get_bal. If you subsequently reference one of these objects without explicitly recompiling it first, then the database recompiles it implicitly at run time.