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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.)
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 column.
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))