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NAME

       ALTER OPERATOR CLASS - change the definition of an operator class

SYNOPSIS

       ALTER OPERATOR CLASS name USING index_method RENAME TO newname
       ALTER OPERATOR CLASS name USING index_method OWNER TO newowner

DESCRIPTION

       ALTER OPERATOR CLASS changes the definition of an operator class.

       You  must own the operator class to use ALTER OPERATOR CLASS.  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 operator
       class’s schema. (These restrictions enforce  that  altering  the  owner
       doesn’t  do  anything  you  couldn’t  do by dropping and recreating the
       operator class.  However,  a  superuser  can  alter  ownership  of  any
       operator class anyway.)

PARAMETERS

       name   The  name  (optionally schema-qualified) of an existing operator
              class.

       index_method
              The name of the index method this operator class is for.

       newname
              The new name of the operator class.

       newowner
              The new owner of the operator class.

COMPATIBILITY

       There is no ALTER OPERATOR CLASS statement in the SQL standard.

SEE ALSO

       CREATE OPERATOR CLASS [create_operator_class(7)], DROP  OPERATOR  CLASS
       [drop_operator_class(l)],         ALTER         OPERATOR         FAMILY
       [alter_operator_family(l)]