DROP ROUTINE

NAME

DROP_ROUTINE − remove a routine

SYNOPSIS

DROP ROUTINE [ IF EXISTS ] name [ ( [ [ argmode ] [ argname ] argtype [, ...] ] ) ] [, ...]
[ CASCADE | RESTRICT ]

DESCRIPTION

DROP ROUTINE removes the definition of an existing routine, which can be an aggregate function, a normal function, or a procedure. See under DROP AGGREGATE (DROP_AGGREGATE(7)), DROP FUNCTION (DROP_FUNCTION(7)), and DROP PROCEDURE (DROP_PROCEDURE(7)) for the description of the parameters, more examples, and further details.

EXAMPLES

To drop the routine foo for type integer:

DROP ROUTINE foo(integer);

This command will work independent of whether foo is an aggregate, function, or procedure.

COMPATIBILITY

This command conforms to the SQL standard, with these PostgreSQL extensions:

• The standard only allows one routine to be dropped per command.

• The IF EXISTS option

• The ability to specify argument modes and names

• Aggregate functions are an extension.

SEE ALSO

DROP AGGREGATE (DROP_AGGREGATE(7)), DROP FUNCTION (DROP_FUNCTION(7)), DROP PROCEDURE (DROP_PROCEDURE(7)), ALTER ROUTINE (ALTER_ROUTINE(7))

Note that there is no CREATE ROUTINE command.