Is there an version of "create or replace procedure" for MySQL? I can't seem to do this or script the dropping of the procedure if exists before recompiling without getting an error message that the stored procedure exists.


-- would love to be able to drop procedure if exists db.sp_tmp_90days;  
-- or use "create or replace"

create procedure db.sp_tmp_90days()

drop table db.tmp_90days;

create table db.tmp_90days ( 
    user_name varchar(128), 
    first_name varchar(50), 
    last_name varchar(50), 
    system varchar(10), 
    last_login datetime 

alter table db.tmp_90days add index idx_user_name(user_name);
alter table db.tmp_90days add index idx_system(system);
alter table db.tmp_90days add index idx_last_login(last_login);

insert into db.tmp_90days (user_name, first_name, last_name, system, last_login)
END $$

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This is the syntax to drop it if it exists

DROP PROCEDURE IF EXISTS db.sp_tmp_90days;
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    Could also mention that MariaDB, a "drop-in replacement" for MySQL, does support the CREATE OR REPLACE PROCEDURE syntax since version 10.1.
    – dbdemon
    Commented Jan 1, 2018 at 20:57
  • @dbdemon thanks that's helpful!
    – amatusko
    Commented Feb 10, 2021 at 13:34
  • can we use create or replace with definer?
    – Mohamad
    Commented May 9, 2022 at 20:07
  • FYI, I rejected this edit since SQL syntax highlighting is automatically active for most questions - tags may automatically apply it; check the bottom of this page.
    – Glorfindel
    Commented Feb 26, 2023 at 18:40
  • @Glorfindel, I was not sure if it was. I waited for it to colour up and it didn't, thats when I applied the edit. Commented Feb 27, 2023 at 0:22

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