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NAME

       CREATE_SERVER - define a new foreign server

SYNOPSIS

       CREATE SERVER server_name [ TYPE 'server_type' ] [ VERSION 'server_version' ]
           FOREIGN DATA WRAPPER fdw_name
           [ OPTIONS ( option 'value' [, ... ] ) ]

DESCRIPTION

       CREATE SERVER defines a new foreign server. The user who defines the
       server becomes its owner.

       A foreign server typically encapsulates connection information that a
       foreign-data wrapper uses to access an external data resource.
       Additional user-specific connection information may be specified by
       means of user mappings.

       The server name must be unique within the database.

       Creating a server requires USAGE privilege on the foreign-data wrapper
       being used.

PARAMETERS

       server_name
           The name of the foreign server to be created.

       server_type
           Optional server type.

       server_version
           Optional server version.

       fdw_name
           The name of the foreign-data wrapper that manages the server.

       OPTIONS ( option 'value' [, ... ] )
           This clause specifies the options for the server. The options
           typically define the connection details of the server, but the
           actual names and values are dependent on the server's foreign-data
           wrapper.

NOTES

       When using the dblink module (see dblink), the foreign server name can
       be used as an argument of the dblink_connect(3) function to indicate
       the connection parameters. See also there for more examples. It is
       necessary to have the USAGE privilege on the foreign server to be able
       to use it in this way.

EXAMPLES

       Create a server foo that uses the built-in foreign-data wrapper
       default:

           CREATE SERVER foo FOREIGN DATA WRAPPER "default";

       Create a server myserver that uses the foreign-data wrapper pgsql:

           CREATE SERVER myserver FOREIGN DATA WRAPPER pgsql OPTIONS (host 'foo', dbname 'foodb', port '5432');

COMPATIBILITY

       CREATE SERVER conforms to ISO/IEC 9075-9 (SQL/MED).

SEE ALSO

       ALTER SERVER (ALTER_SERVER(7)), DROP SERVER (DROP_SERVER(7)), CREATE
       FOREIGN DATA WRAPPER (CREATE_FOREIGN_DATA_WRAPPER(7)), CREATE USER
       MAPPING (CREATE_USER_MAPPING(7))