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ALTER VIEW - change the definition of a view
ALTER VIEW name ALTER [ COLUMN ] column SET DEFAULT expression
ALTER VIEW name ALTER [ COLUMN ] column DROP DEFAULT
ALTER VIEW name OWNER TO new_owner
ALTER VIEW name RENAME TO new_name
ALTER VIEW name SET SCHEMA new_schema
ALTER VIEW changes various auxiliary properties of a view. (If you want
to modify the view’s defining query, use CREATE OR REPLACE VIEW.)
You must own the view to use ALTER VIEW. To change a view’s schema,
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 view’s schema.
(These restrictions enforce that altering the owner doesn’t do anything
you couldn’t do by dropping and recreating the view. However, a
superuser can alter ownership of any view anyway.)
name The name (optionally schema-qualified) of an existing view.
These forms set or remove the default value for a column. A
default value associated with a view column is inserted into
INSERT statements on the view before the view’s ON INSERT rule
is applied, if the INSERT does not specify a value for the
The user name of the new owner of the view.
The new name for the view.
The new schema for the view.
For historical reasons, ALTER TABLE can be used with views too; but the
only variants of ALTER TABLE that are allowed with views are equivalent
to the ones shown above.
To rename the view foo to bar:
ALTER VIEW foo RENAME TO bar;
ALTER VIEW is a PostgreSQL extension of the SQL standard.
CREATE VIEW [create_view(7)], DROP VIEW [drop_view(7)]