Limits and differences for stored procedure support - Amazon Redshift

Limits and differences for stored procedure support

The following constraints apply when you use Amazon Redshift stored procedures.

Differences between Amazon Redshift and PostgreSQL for stored procedure support

The following are differences between stored procedure support in Amazon Redshift and PostgreSQL:

  • Amazon Redshift doesn't support subtransactions, and hence has limited support for exception handling blocks.


The following are limits on stored procedures in Amazon Redshift:

  • The maximum number of stored procedures for a database is 3000.

  • The maximum size of the source code for a procedure is 2 MB.

  • The maximum number of explicit and implicit cursors that you can open concurrently in a user session is one. FOR loops that iterate over the result set of a SQL statement open implicit cursors. Nested cursors aren't supported.

  • Explicit and implicit cursors have the same restrictions on the result set size as standard Amazon Redshift cursors. For more information, see Cursor constraints.

  • The maximum number of levels for nested calls is 16.

  • The maximum number of procedure parameters is 32 for input arguments and 32 for output arguments.

  • The maximum number of variables in a stored procedure is 1,024.

  • Any SQL command that requires its own transaction context isn't supported inside a stored procedure. Examples are VACUUM, ALTER TABLE APPEND, and CREATE EXTERNAL TABLE.

  • The registerOutParameter method call through the Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) driver isn't supported for the refcursor data type. For an example of using the refcursor data type, see Returning a result set.