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NAME

       DROP_FUNCTION - remove a function

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

       DROP FUNCTION removes the definition of an existing function. To
       execute this command the user must be the owner of the function. The
       argument types to the function must be specified, since several
       different functions can exist with the same name and different argument
       lists.

PARAMETERS

       IF EXISTS
           Do not throw an error if the function does not exist. A notice is
           issued in this case.

       name
           The name (optionally schema-qualified) of an existing function.

       argmode
           The mode of an argument: IN, OUT, INOUT, or VARIADIC. If omitted,
           the default is IN. Note that DROP FUNCTION does not actually pay
           any attention to OUT arguments, since only the input arguments are
           needed to determine the function's identity. So it is sufficient to
           list the IN, INOUT, and VARIADIC arguments.

       argname
           The name of an argument. Note that DROP FUNCTION does not actually
           pay any attention to argument names, since only the argument data
           types are needed to determine the function's identity.

       argtype
           The data type(s) of the function's arguments (optionally
           schema-qualified), if any.

       CASCADE
           Automatically drop objects that depend on the function (such as
           operators or triggers).

       RESTRICT
           Refuse to drop the function if any objects depend on it. This is
           the default.

EXAMPLES

       This command removes the square root function:

           DROP FUNCTION sqrt(integer);

COMPATIBILITY

       A DROP FUNCTION statement is defined in the SQL standard, but it is not
       compatible with this command.

SEE ALSO

       CREATE FUNCTION (CREATE_FUNCTION(7)), ALTER FUNCTION
       (ALTER_FUNCTION(7))