14.18 DROP PROCEDURE Statement

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


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.



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




Name of the schema containing the procedure. Default: your schema.


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 14-35 Dropping a Procedure

This 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;