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DROP LANGUAGE

DROP LANGUAGE — remove a procedural language

Synopsis

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

Description

DROP LANGUAGE removes the definition of a previously registered procedural language. You must be a superuser or the owner of the language to use DROP LANGUAGE .

Note

As of PostgreSQL 9.1, most procedural languages have been made into “extensions”, and should therefore be removed with DROP EXTENSION not DROP LANGUAGE .

Parameters

  • 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 can be enclosed by single quotes.
  • CASCADE

    • Automatically drop objects that depend on the language (such as functions in the language), and in turn all objects that depend on those objects (see Section 5.13).
  • RESTRICT

    • Refuse to drop the language if any objects depend on it. This is the default.

Examples

This command removes the procedural language plsample :

DROP LANGUAGE plsample;

Compatibility

There is no DROP LANGUAGE statement in the SQL standard.

See Also

ALTER LANGUAGE, CREATE LANGUAGE