DROP CAST

DROP CAST

Name

DROP CAST -- remove a user-defined cast

Synopsis

DROP CAST (sourcetype AS targettype)
    [ CASCADE | RESTRICT ]

Description

DROP CAST removes a previously defined cast.

To be able to drop a cast, you must own the source or the target data type. These are the same privileges that are required to create a cast.

Parameters

sourcetype

The name of the source data type of the cast.

targettype

The name of the target data type of the cast.

CASCADE
RESTRICT

These key words do not have any effect, since there are no dependencies on casts.

Notes

Use CREATE CAST to create user-defined casts.

Examples

To drop the cast from type text to type int:

DROP CAST (text AS int4);

Compatibility

The DROP CAST command conforms to SQL99.

See Also

CREATE CAST

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