ALTER GROUP — change role name or membership
user_name[, ... ] ALTER GROUP
user_name[, ... ] where
role_name| CURRENT_USER | SESSION_USER ALTER GROUP
ALTER GROUP changes the
attributes of a user group. This is an obsolete command, though
still accepted for backwards compatibility, because groups (and
users too) have been superseded by the more general concept of
The first two variants add users to a group or remove them from a group. (Any role can play the part of either a “user” or a “group” for this purpose.) These variants are effectively equivalent to granting or revoking membership in the role named as the “group”; so the preferred way to do this is to use GRANT or REVOKE.
The third variant changes the name of the group. This is exactly equivalent to renaming the role with ALTER ROLE.
The name of the group (role) to modify.
Users (roles) that are to be added to or removed from
the group. The users must already exist;
ALTER GROUP does not create or drop
The new name of the group.
Add users to a group:
ALTER GROUP staff ADD USER karl, john;
Remove a user from a group:
ALTER GROUP workers DROP USER beth;
There is no
statement in the SQL standard.
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