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ALTER EXTENSION(7)	PostgreSQL 9.6.19 Documentation	    ALTER EXTENSION(7)

NAME
       ALTER_EXTENSION - change	the definition of an extension

SYNOPSIS
       ALTER EXTENSION name UPDATE [ TO	new_version ]
       ALTER EXTENSION name SET	SCHEMA new_schema
       ALTER EXTENSION name ADD	member_object
       ALTER EXTENSION name DROP member_object

       where member_object is:

	 ACCESS	METHOD object_name |
	 AGGREGATE aggregate_name ( aggregate_signature	) |
	 CAST (source_type AS target_type) |
	 COLLATION object_name |
	 CONVERSION object_name	|
	 DOMAIN	object_name |
	 EVENT TRIGGER object_name |
	 FOREIGN DATA WRAPPER object_name |
	 FOREIGN TABLE object_name |
	 FUNCTION function_name	( [ [ argmode ]	[ argname ] argtype [, ...] ] )	|
	 MATERIALIZED VIEW object_name |
	 OPERATOR operator_name	(left_type, right_type)	|
	 OPERATOR CLASS	object_name USING index_method |
	 OPERATOR FAMILY object_name USING index_method	|
	 [ PROCEDURAL ]	LANGUAGE object_name |
	 SCHEMA	object_name |
	 SEQUENCE object_name |
	 SERVER	object_name |
	 TABLE object_name |
	 TEXT SEARCH CONFIGURATION object_name |
	 TEXT SEARCH DICTIONARY	object_name |
	 TEXT SEARCH PARSER object_name	|
	 TEXT SEARCH TEMPLATE object_name |
	 TRANSFORM FOR type_name LANGUAGE lang_name |
	 TYPE object_name |
	 VIEW object_name

       and aggregate_signature is:

       * |
       [ argmode ] [ argname ] argtype [ , ... ] |
       [ [ argmode ] [ argname ] argtype [ , ... ] ] ORDER BY [	argmode	] [ argname ] argtype [	, ... ]

DESCRIPTION
       ALTER EXTENSION changes the definition of an installed extension. There
       are several subforms:

       UPDATE
	   This	form updates the extension to a	newer version. The extension
	   must	supply a suitable update script	(or series of scripts) that
	   can modify the currently-installed version into the requested
	   version.

       SET SCHEMA
	   This	form moves the extension's objects into	another	schema.	The
	   extension has to be relocatable for this command to succeed.

       ADD member_object
	   This	form adds an existing object to	the extension. This is mainly
	   useful in extension update scripts. The object will subsequently be
	   treated as a	member of the extension; notably, it can only be
	   dropped by dropping the extension.

       DROP member_object
	   This	form removes a member object from the extension. This is
	   mainly useful in extension update scripts. The object is not
	   dropped, only disassociated from the	extension.
       See Section 36.15, "Packaging Related Objects into an Extension", in
       the documentation for more information about these operations.

       You must	own the	extension to use ALTER EXTENSION. The ADD/DROP forms
       require ownership of the	added/dropped object as	well.

PARAMETERS
       name
	   The name of an installed extension.

       new_version
	   The desired new version of the extension. This can be written as
	   either an identifier	or a string literal. If	not specified, ALTER
	   EXTENSION UPDATE attempts to	update to whatever is shown as the
	   default version in the extension's control file.

       new_schema
	   The new schema for the extension.

       object_name
       aggregate_name
       function_name
       operator_name
	   The name of an object to be added to	or removed from	the extension.
	   Names of tables, aggregates,	domains, foreign tables, functions,
	   operators, operator classes,	operator families, sequences, text
	   search objects, types, and views can	be schema-qualified.

       source_type
	   The name of the source data type of the cast.

       target_type
	   The name of the target data type of the cast.

       argmode
	   The mode of a function or aggregate argument: IN, OUT, INOUT, or
	   VARIADIC. If	omitted, the default is	IN. Note that ALTER EXTENSION
	   does	not actually pay any attention to OUT arguments, since only
	   the input arguments are needed to determine the function's
	   identity. So	it is sufficient to list the IN, INOUT,	and VARIADIC
	   arguments.

       argname
	   The name of a function or aggregate argument. Note that ALTER
	   EXTENSION does not actually pay any attention to argument names,
	   since only the argument data	types are needed to determine the
	   function's identity.

       argtype
	   The data type of a function or aggregate argument.

       left_type
       right_type
	   The data type(s) of the operator's arguments	(optionally
	   schema-qualified). Write NONE for the missing argument of a prefix
	   or postfix operator.

       PROCEDURAL
	   This	is a noise word.

       type_name
	   The name of the data	type of	the transform.

       lang_name
	   The name of the language of the transform.

EXAMPLES
       To update the hstore extension to version 2.0:

	   ALTER EXTENSION hstore UPDATE TO '2.0';

       To change the schema of the hstore extension to utils:

	   ALTER EXTENSION hstore SET SCHEMA utils;

       To add an existing function to the hstore extension:

	   ALTER EXTENSION hstore ADD FUNCTION populate_record(anyelement, hstore);

COMPATIBILITY
       ALTER EXTENSION is a PostgreSQL extension.

SEE ALSO
       CREATE EXTENSION	(CREATE_EXTENSION(7)), DROP EXTENSION
       (DROP_EXTENSION(7))

PostgreSQL 9.6.19		     2020		    ALTER EXTENSION(7)

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