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SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 » SQL Anywhere Server - SQL Reference » SQL functions » Function types


User-defined functions

A user-defined function, or UDF, is a function created by the user of a program or environment. User-defined functions are in contrast to functions that are built in to the program or environment.

There are two mechanisms for creating user-defined functions in SQL Anywhere. You can use the SQL language to write the function, or you can use Java.

 User-defined functions in SQL
 User-defined functions in Java
 Deciding whether to create a user-defined function or procedure
 See also