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_clause: 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.
Restriction on type_name
You cannot evolve an editioned object type. The
TYPE statement fails with ORA-22348 if either of the following is true:
The type is an editioned object type and the
TYPEstatement has no
type_compile_clause. You can use the
TYPEstatement 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
TYPEstatement has a
Refer to Oracle Database PL/SQL Language Reference for more information on the
type_compile_clause and the
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.
EDITIONABLE | NONEDITIONABLE
Use these clauses to specify whether the type becomes an editioned or noneditioned object if editioning is later enabled for the schema object type
schema. The default is
EDITIONABLE. For information about altering editioned and noneditioned objects, see Oracle Database Development Guide.