Vertica Analytics Platform Version 9.2.x Documentation

ALTER FUNCTION (UDF)

Alters a user-defined function.

Syntax

ALTER FUNCTION [[db-name.]schema.]function‑name( [arg‑list] ) {
    OWNER TO new‑owner
    | RENAME TO new‑name
    | SET FENCED boolean‑expr
    | SET SCHEMA new‑schema
}

Parameters

[db-name.]schema

Specifies a schema, by default public. If schema is any schema other than public, you must supply the schema name. For example:

myschema.thisDbObject

If you specify a database, it must be the current database.

function‑name

The name of the user-defined function to alter, one of the following:

arg‑list A comma-delimited list of function arguments. If none, specify an empty list.
OWNER TO Transfers function ownership to another user.
RENAME TO

Assigns a new name to the function.

SET FENCED boolean‑expr

Specifies whether fenced mode is enabled for this function, by default set to true.

Fenced mode is not available for user-defined aggregates or user-defined load.

SET SCHEMA

Moves the function to another schema.

Privileges

Non-superuser: USAGE on the schema and one of the following:

  • Function owner
  • ALTER privilege on the function

For certain operations, non-superusers must also have the following schema privileges:

Schema privileges required… For these operations…
CREATE, USAGE RENAME TO (rename function)

CREATE: destination schema
USAGE: current schema

SET SCHEMA (move function to another schema)

Examples

Rename function UDF_one to UDF_two:

=> ALTER FUNCTION UDF_one (int, int) RENAME TO UDF_two;

Move function UDF_two to schema macros:

=> ALTER FUNCTION UDF_two (int, int) SET SCHEMA macros;

Disable fenced mode for function UDF_two:

=> ALTER FUNCTION UDF_two (int, int) SET FENCED false;