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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))