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ALTER VIEW

Name

ALTER VIEW -- change the definition of a view

Synopsis

ALTER VIEW name RENAME TO newname

Description

ALTER VIEW changes the definition of a view. The only currently available functionality is to rename the view. To execute this command you must be the owner of the view.

Parameters

name

The name (optionally schema-qualified) of an existing view.

newname

The new name of the view.

Notes

Some variants of ALTER TABLE can be used with views as well; for example, to rename a view it is also possible to use ALTER TABLE RENAME. To change the schema or owner of a view, you currently must use ALTER TABLE.

Examples

To rename the view foo to bar:

ALTER VIEW foo RENAME TO bar;

Compatibility

ALTER VIEW is a PostgreSQL extension of the SQL standard.