In MySQL, you can drop (delete) a stored procedure using the
DROP PROCEDURE statement. Here’s the basic syntax:
DROP PROCEDURE IF EXISTS procedure_name;
DROP PROCEDURE statement requires the name of the stored procedure you want to drop. You can also use the
IF EXISTS clause to prevent an error from occurring if the stored procedure doesn’t exist.
For example, let’s say we have a stored procedure named
get_customer_orders that we no longer need. We can drop the procedure using the following statement:
DROP PROCEDURE IF EXISTS get_customer_orders;
This will delete the
get_customer_orders stored procedure from the database, provided it exists.
It’s important to be careful when using the
DROP PROCEDURE statement, as it permanently deletes the stored procedure and its associated code. Be sure to double-check that you’re deleting the correct procedure before running the command.