Provided by: postgresql-client-8.2_8.2.7-1_i386
ALTER TYPE - change the definition of a type
ALTER TYPE name OWNER TO new_owner
ALTER TYPE name SET SCHEMA new_schema
ALTER TYPE changes the definition of an existing type. The only
currently available capabilities are changing the owner and schema of a
You must own the type to use ALTER TYPE. To change the schema of a
type, you must also have CREATE privilege on the new schema. To alter
the owner, you must also be a direct or indirect member of the new
owning role, and that role must have CREATE privilege on the type’s
schema. (These restrictions enforce that altering the owner doesn’t do
anything you couldn’t do by dropping and recreating the type. However,
a superuser can alter ownership of any type anyway.)
name The name (possibly schema-qualified) of an existing type to
The user name of the new owner of the type.
The new schema for the type.
To change the owner of the user-defined type email to joe:
ALTER TYPE email OWNER TO joe;
To change the schema of the user-defined type email to customers:
ALTER TYPE email SET SCHEMA customers;
There is no ALTER TYPE statement in the SQL standard.