Object types 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.
TYPE statement to add or drop member attributes or methods. You can change the existing properties (
INSTANTIABLE) of an object type, and you can modify the scalar attributes of the type.
You can also use this statement to recompile the specification or body of the type or to change the specification of an object type by adding new object member subprogram specifications.
The object type must be in your own schema and you must have
TYPE system privilege, or you must have
TYPE system privileges.
alter_type_clauses: See Oracle Database PL/SQL Language Reference for the syntax of this clause.)
Specify the schema that contains the type. If you omit
schema, then Oracle Database assumes the type is in your current schema.
Specify the name of an object type, a nested table type, or a varray type.
The type is an editioned object type and the
TYPE statement has no
compile_type_clause. You can use the
TYPE statement to recompile an editioned object type, but not for any other purpose.
The type has a dependent that is an editioned object type and the
TYPE statement has a
See Oracle Database PL/SQL Language Reference for the syntax and semantics of this clause and for complete information on creating and compiling object types.