15.00 - DELETE DATABASE and SQL UDFs - Teradata Database

Teradata Database SQL Data Definition Language Detailed Topics

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Teradata Database
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15.00
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Programming Reference
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B035-1184-015K

DELETE DATABASE and SQL UDFs

A DELETE DATABASE request deletes all the database objects contained within the specified database. If database objects contained within other databases or users reference any of the deleted objects, the referencing objects are no longer valid.

An SQL UDF can reference different database objects in its definition, including UDTs. It is always possible that such objects might be dropped either individually, or collectively when you submit a DELETE DATABASE request. When this happens, it can invalidate the UDF. Conversely, an SQL UDF can itself be referenced by various database objects. If an SQL UDF in such a relationship is dropped, or if its containing database or user is dropped, those database objects then lose their validity.

For example, suppose you have database df2 that contains a table referenced by an SQL UDF in database pls, and for some reason you decide to delete the contents of df2. The next time a request references the affected SQL UDF, Teradata Database aborts the request and returns an error to the requestor.