|Oracle® Database PL/SQL Language Reference
11g Release 2 (11.2)
Part Number E17126-03
Note:Do not use this statement to drop a function that is part of a package. Instead, either drop the entire package using the "DROP PACKAGE Statement" or redefine the package without the function using the "CREATE PACKAGE Statement" with the
The function must be in your own schema or you must have the
PROCEDURE system privilege.
The name of the schema containing the function. The default is your own schema.
The name of the function to be dropped.
The database invalidates any local objects that depend on, or invoke, the dropped function. If you subsequently reference one of these objects, then the database tries to recompile the object and returns an error if you have not re-created the dropped function.
If any statistics types are associated with the function, then the database disassociates the statistics types with the
FORCE option and drops any user-defined statistics collected with the statistics type.
Dropping a Function: Example This statement drops the function
SecondMax in the sample schema
oe and invalidates all objects that depend upon
DROP FUNCTION oe.SecondMax;
See Also:"Creating Aggregate Functions: Example" for information about creating the