8.3. Declaring a User-Defined Function


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8.3. Declaring a User-Defined Function

Once the Java class containing the method is loaded, you can declare the function itself. You declare the function using the CREATE FUNCTION statement, specifying the name of the function and the associated Java class path and method name. For example, if you want to call the function associated with the preceding Java example US2METRIC, the CREATE FUNCTION statement looks like this:

CREATE FUNCTION US2METRIC FROM METHOD myapp.functions.Conversion.us2metric;

Note that although the function name, US2METRIC, is not case sensitive, the class path and method names are and must be specified in the correct mix of upper and lower-case.