Changes the definition of an operator class.

Synopsis

ALTER OPERATOR CLASS <name> USING <index_method> RENAME TO <new_name>

ALTER OPERATOR CLASS <name> USING <index_method> OWNER TO <new_owner>

ALTER OPERATOR CLASS <name> USING <index_method> SET SCHEMA <new_schema>

Description

ALTER OPERATOR CLASS changes the definition of an operator class.

You must own the operator class to use ALTER OPERATOR CLASS. To alter the owner, you must also be a direct or indirect member of the new owning role, and that role must have CREATE privilege on the operator class’s schema. (These restrictions enforce that altering the owner does not do anything you could not do by dropping and recreating the operator class. However, a superuser can alter ownership of any operator class anyway.)

Parameters

name
The name (optionally schema-qualified) of an existing operator class.
index_method
The name of the index method this operator class is for.
new_name
The new name of the operator class.
new_owner
The new owner of the operator class
new_schema
The new schema for the operator class.

Compatibility

There is no ALTER OPERATOR CLASS statement in the SQL standard.

See Also

CREATE OPERATOR CLASS, DROP OPERATOR CLASS

Parent topic: SQL Commands

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