DROP LANGUAGE

DROP LANGUAGE

Removes a procedural language.

Synopsis

DROP [PROCEDURAL] LANGUAGE [IF EXISTS] name [CASCADE | RESTRICT]

Description

DROP LANGUAGE will remove the definition of the previously registered procedural language. You must be a superuser or owner of the language to drop a language.

Parameters

PROCEDURAL
Optional keyword - has no effect.
IF EXISTS
Do not throw an error if the language does not exist. A notice is issued in this case.
name
The name of an existing procedural language. For backward compatibility, the name may be enclosed by single quotes.
CASCADE
Automatically drop objects that depend on the language (such as functions written in that language).
RESTRICT
Refuse to drop the language if any objects depend on it. This is the default.

Examples

Remove the procedural language plsample:

DROP LANGUAGE plsample;

Compatibility

There is no DROP LANGUAGE statement in the SQL standard.