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NAME

       ALTER SERVER - change the definition of a foreign server

SYNOPSIS

       ALTER SERVER servername [ VERSION 'newversion' ]
           [ OPTIONS ( [ ADD | SET | DROP ] option ['value'] [, ... ] ) ]
       ALTER SERVER servername OWNER TO new_owner

DESCRIPTION

       ALTER SERVER changes the definition of a foreign server. The first form changes the server
       version string or the generic options of the server (at least  one  clause  is  required).
       The second form changes the owner of the server.

       To alter the server you must be the owner of the server.  Additionally to alter the owner,
       you must own the server and also be a direct or indirect member of the  new  owning  role,
       and  you  must  have  USAGE  privilege  on  the  server's foreign-data wrapper. (Note that
       superusers satisfy all these criteria automatically.)

PARAMETERS

       servername
              The name of an existing server.

       serverversion
              New server version.

       OPTIONS ( [ ADD | SET | DROP ] option ['value'] [, ... ] )
              Change options for the server.  ADD,  SET,  and  DROP  specify  the  action  to  be
              performed.  ADD  is  assumed  if no operation is explicitly specified. Option names
              must be unique; names and values are also validated using the server's foreign-data
              wrapper library.

EXAMPLES

       Alter server foo, add connection options:

       ALTER SERVER foo OPTIONS (host 'foo', dbname 'foodb');

       Alter server foo, change version, change host option:

       ALTER SERVER foo VERSION '8.4' OPTIONS (SET host 'baz');

COMPATIBILITY

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

SEE ALSO

       CREATE SERVER [create_server(7)], DROP SERVER [drop_server(7)]