14.18 DROP PROCEDURE Statement
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
The procedure must be in your schema or you must have the
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
DROP PROCEDURE hr.remove_emp;