Vertica Analytics Platform Version 9.2.x Documentation
Adds an external procedure to Vertica. See Implementing External Procedures in Extending Vertica for more information about external procedures.
CREATE PROCEDURE [[database.]schema.]procedure( [ argument-list] ) ... AS 'executable' ... LANGUAGE 'language' ... USER 'OS-user'
Specifies a schema, by default
If you specify a database, it must be the current database.
Specifies a name for the external procedure, where procedure-name conforms to conventions described in Identifiers.
A comma-delimited list of procedure arguments, where each argument is specified as follows:
[ argname ] argtype
If the procedure is defined with no arguments, supply an empty argument list.
|executable||The name of the executable program in the procedures directory.|
Specifies the procedure language, set to
The owner of the file. The external program must allow execute privileges for this user. The user cannot be root.
Non-superuser: CREATE privilege on the schema to contain the procedure.
- A procedure file must be owned by the database administrator (OS account) or by a user in the same group as the administrator. (The procedure file owner cannot be root.) The procedure file must also have the set UID attribute enabled, and allow read and execute permission for the group.
External procedures that you create with CREATE PROCEDURE are always run with Linux dbadmin privileges. If a dbadmin or pseudosuperuser grants a non-dbadmin permission to run a procedure using GRANT (Procedure), be aware that the non-dbadmin user runs the procedure with full Linux dbadmin privileges.
The following example shows how to create procedure
helloplanet for external procedure file
helloplanet.sh. This file accepts one varchar argument.
Create the file:
#!/bin/bash echo "hello planet argument: $1" >> /tmp/myprocedure.log
Create the procedure with the following SQL:
=> CREATE PROCEDURE helloplanet(arg1 varchar) AS 'helloplanet.sh' LANGUAGE 'external' USER 'dbadmin';
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