DEALLOCATE

DEALLOCATE

Deallocates a prepared statement.

Synopsis

DEALLOCATE [PREPARE] name

Description

DEALLOCATE is used to deallocate a previously prepared SQL statement. If you do not explicitly deallocate a prepared statement, it is deallocated when the session ends.

For more information on prepared statements, see PREPARE.

Parameters

PREPARE
Optional key word which is ignored.
name
The name of the prepared statement to deallocate.

Examples

Deallocated the previously prepared statement named insert_names:

DEALLOCATE insert_names;

Compatibility

The SQL standard includes a DEALLOCATE statement, but it is only for use in embedded SQL.

See Also

EXECUTE, PREPARE