ALTER GROUP

Section: SQL Commands ()
Updated: 2008-01-03
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NAME

ALTER GROUP - change role name or membership

 

SYNOPSIS

ALTER GROUP groupname ADD USER username [, ... ]
ALTER GROUP groupname DROP USER username [, ... ]

ALTER GROUP groupname RENAME TO newname

 

DESCRIPTION

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is an obsolete command, though still accepted for backwards compatibility, because groups (and users too) have been superseded by the more general concept of roles.

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 [grant(7)] or REVOKE [revoke(7)].

The third variant changes the name of the group. This is exactly equivalent to renaming the role with ALTER ROLE [alter_role(7)].  

PARAMETERS

groupname
The name of the group (role) to modify.
username
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 users.
newname
The new name of the group.
 

EXAMPLES

Add users to a group:

ALTER GROUP staff ADD USER karl, john;

Remove a user from a group:

ALTER GROUP workers DROP USER beth;

 

COMPATIBILITY

There is no ALTER GROUP statement in the SQL standard.  

SEE ALSO

GRANT [grant(7)], REVOKE [revoke(l)], ALTER ROLE [alter_role(l)]


 

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SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
PARAMETERS
EXAMPLES
COMPATIBILITY
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