August 3, 2023
Summary: in this tutorial, you will learn how to disable triggers by using the
ALTER TABLE DISABLE TRIGGER statement.
Introduction to ALTER TABLE DISABLE TRIGGER statement
To disable a trigger, you use the
ALTER TABLE DISABLE TRIGGER statement:
ALTER TABLE table_name DISABLE TRIGGER trigger_name | ALL
In this syntax,
- First, specify the name of the table, which the trigger is associated with, after the
- Second, specify the name of the trigger that you want to disable after the
DISABLE TRIGGERkeywords or use the
ALLkeyword to disable all triggers associated with the table.
When you disable a trigger, the trigger still exists in the database. However, the disabled trigger will not fire when an event associated with the trigger occurs.
Suppose you want to disable the trigger associated with the
employeestable, you can use the following statement:
ALTER TABLE employees DISABLE TRIGGER log_last_name_changes;
To disable all triggers associated with the
employees table, you use the following statement:
ALTER TABLE employees DISABLE TRIGGER ALL;
ALTER TABLE DISABLE TRIGGERstatement to disable a trigger or all all triggers associated with a table.