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CREATE DATABASE()		 SQL Commands		     CREATE DATABASE()

NAME
       CREATE DATABASE - create a new database

SYNOPSIS
       CREATE DATABASE name
	   [ [ WITH ] [ OWNER [=] dbowner ]
		  [ TEMPLATE [=] template ]
		  [ ENCODING [=] encoding ]
		  [ TABLESPACE [=] tablespace ]
		  [ CONNECTION LIMIT [=] connlimit ] ]

DESCRIPTION
       CREATE DATABASE creates a new PostgreSQL database.

       To  create a database, you must be a superuser or have the special CRE‐
       ATEDB privilege.	 See CREATE USER [create_user(7)].

       Normally, the creator becomes the owner of  the	new  database.	 Supe‐
       rusers  can  create  databases  owned  by  other	 users using the OWNER
       clause. They can even create databases owned by users with  no  special
       privileges.  Non-superusers  with  CREATEDB  privilege  can only create
       databases owned by themselves.

       By default, the new database will be created by	cloning	 the  standard
       system  database	 template1.  A	different template can be specified by
       writing TEMPLATE name. In particular, by	 writing  TEMPLATE  template0,
       you  can	 create a virgin database containing only the standard objects
       predefined by your version of PostgreSQL. This is useful if you wish to
       avoid  copying  any installation-local objects that may have been added
       to template1.

PARAMETERS
       name   The name of a database to create.

       dbowner
	      The name of the database user who will own the new database,  or
	      DEFAULT  to use the default (namely, the user executing the com‐
	      mand).

       template
	      The name of the template from which to create the new  database,
	      or DEFAULT to use the default template (template1).

       encoding
	      Character	 set  encoding	to  use in the new database. Specify a
	      string constant (e.g., 'SQL_ASCII'), or an integer encoding num‐
	      ber,  or DEFAULT to use the default encoding. The character sets
	      supported by the PostgreSQL server are described in the documen‐
	      tation.

       tablespace
	      The  name of the tablespace that will be associated with the new
	      database, or DEFAULT to use the template database's  tablespace.
	      This  tablespace will be the default tablespace used for objects
	      created  in  this	 database.   See   CREATE   TABLESPACE	 [cre‐
	      ate_tablespace(7)] for more information.

       connlimit
	      How many concurrent connections can be made to this database. -1
	      (the default) means no limit.

       Optional parameters can be written in any order,	 not  only  the	 order
       illustrated above.

NOTES
       CREATE DATABASE cannot be executed inside a transaction block.

       Errors  along  the  line of ``could not initialize database directory''
       are most likely related to insufficient permissions on the data	direc‐
       tory, a full disk, or other file system problems.

       Use DROP DATABASE [drop_database(7)] to remove a database.

       The  program  createdb  [createdb(1)]  is a wrapper program around this
       command, provided for convenience.

       Although it is possible to copy a  database  other  than	 template1  by
       specifying  its	name  as the template, this is not (yet) intended as a
       general-purpose ``COPY DATABASE'' facility.  We	recommend  that	 data‐
       bases used as templates be treated as read-only.	 See the documentation
       for more information.

       The CONNECTION LIMIT option is only enforced approximately; if two  new
       sessions start at about the same time when just one connection ``slot''
       remains for the database, it is possible that both will fail. Also, the
       limit is not enforced against superusers.

EXAMPLES
       To create a new database:

       CREATE DATABASE lusiadas;

       To  create  a  database	sales  owned  by  user salesapp with a default
       tablespace of salesspace:

       CREATE DATABASE sales OWNER salesapp TABLESPACE salesspace;

       To create a database music which supports the ISO-8859-1 character set:

       CREATE DATABASE music ENCODING 'LATIN1';

COMPATIBILITY
       There is no CREATE DATABASE statement in the  SQL  standard.  Databases
       are equivalent to catalogs, whose creation is implementation-defined.

SQL - Language Statements	  2005-11-05		     CREATE DATABASE()
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