Altering a Function that is used in a computed column

I have a question that I have never been asked by anyone before and wanted to get the experts answers here.

I have a table, and one of the columns is a computed column using a function.  Now it is time to change the function body to include more criteria, etc.  But because it is a function that is used in a computed column, SQL will not let me alter the function.

How is it that you can alter the function for new functionality for the computed column?
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DBAduck - Ben MillerPrincipal ConsultantAsked:
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
you will have to drop the computed column, change the function, recreate the computed column.
this might required to alter triggers, drop columns etc during that time ...
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Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
drop that computed column, modify the fnction and recreate the computed column using the modified function
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DBAduck - Ben MillerPrincipal ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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