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NAME

       CREATE SERVER - define a new foreign server

SYNOPSIS

       CREATE SERVER servername [ TYPE 'servertype' ] [ VERSION 'serverversion' ]
           FOREIGN DATA WRAPPER fdwname
           [ 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

       servername
              The name of the foreign server to be created.

       servertype
              Optional server type.

       serverversion
              Optional server version.

       fdwname
              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 in the documentation), the foreign server  name  can  be
       used  as  an  argument  of  the  dblink_connect(l)  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)]