ALTER INDEX() SQL Commands ALTER INDEX()NAME
ALTER INDEX - change the definition of an index
ALTER INDEX name RENAME TO new_name
ALTER INDEX name SET TABLESPACE tablespace_name
ALTER INDEX changes the definition of an existing index. There are
RENAME The RENAME form changes the name of the index. There is no
effect on the stored data.
This form changes the index's tablespace to the specified
tablespace and moves the data file(s) associated with the index
to the new tablespace. See also CREATE TABLESPACE [cre‐
name The name (possibly schema-qualified) of an existing index to
New name for the index.
The tablespace to which the index will be moved.
These operations are also possible using ALTER TABLE [alter_table(7)].
ALTER INDEX is in fact just an alias for the forms of ALTER TABLE that
apply to indexes.
There was formerly an ALTER INDEX OWNER variant, but this is now
ignored (with a warning). An index cannot have an owner different from
its table's owner. Changing the table's owner automatically changes the
index as well.
Changing any part of a system catalog index is not permitted.
To rename an existing index:
ALTER INDEX distributors RENAME TO suppliers;
To move an index to a different tablespace:
ALTER INDEX distributors SET TABLESPACE fasttablespace;
ALTER INDEX is a PostgreSQL extension.
SQL - Language Statements 2005-11-05 ALTER INDEX()