EDITION statement to drop an edition, along with all actual editionable objects it contains. An actual editionable object is an editionable object that has been created or modified in an edition.
CREATE EDITION for a listing of editionable object types
You must have the
EDITION system privilege, granted either directly or through a role.
Objects that are not editionable, or that are editionable but have not been actualized in the current edition, are not dropped.
You must specify
CASCADE if the specified edition contains any actual editionable objects.
This statement is subject to the following conditions and restrictions:
The specified edition cannot have both a parent edition and a child edition.
EDITIONwill fail if you attempt to drop the default edition.
EDITIONwill fail if you attempt to drop the root edition and the recycle bin contains at least one object that used to be in that edition before it was dropped. Under these circumstances, even
CASCADEwill fail. In this case, you can purge all objects from the recycle bin with the
DBA_RECYCLEBINstatement and then drop the edition. Refer to PURGE for more information.
EDITIONwill also fail if you attempt to drop the leaf edition and the recycle bin contains at least one object that used to be in that edition before it was dropped. However, under these circumstances,
The only type of editioned object that might be in the recycle bin is a trigger.
For examples that use this statement, refer to CREATE EDITION.