ALTER SCHEMA

ALTER SCHEMA — change the definition of a schema

Synopsis

ALTER SCHEMA name RENAME TO new_name
ALTER SCHEMA name OWNER TO { new_owner | CURRENT_USER | SESSION_USER }

Description

ALTER SCHEMA changes the definition of a schema.

You must own the schema to use ALTER SCHEMA . To rename a schema you must also have the CREATE privilege for the database. To alter the owner, you must also be a direct or indirect member of the new owning role, and you must have the CREATE privilege for the database. (Note that superusers have all these privileges automatically.)

Parameters

  • name

    • The name of an existing schema.
  • new_name

    • The new name of the schema. The new name cannot begin with pg_ , as such names are reserved for system schemas.
  • new_owner

    • The new owner of the schema.

Compatibility

There is no ALTER SCHEMA statement in the SQL standard.

See Also

CREATE SCHEMA, DROP SCHEMA