Definition of UDFs

What does is it mean and how is it used

What are User Defined Functions (UDFs)? 

User Defined Functions, or UDF, define functions that perform specific tasks within a larger system. Often used in SQL databases, UDFs provide a mechanism for extending the functionality of the database server by adding a function that can be evaluated in SQL statements.

Why use User Defined Functions (UDFs)? 

UDFs allow you go beyond what you can do with SQL.

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