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PostgreSQL 9 Administration Cookbook - Second Edition by Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli, Hannu Krosing, Gabriele Bartolini

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Adding/removing schemas

Separating groups of objects is a good way of improving administration efficiency. You need to know how to create new schemas and remove schemas that are no longer required.

How to do it…

To add a new schema, issue this command:

CREATE SCHEMA sharedschema;

If you want that schema to be owned by a particular user, then you can add the following option:

CREATE SCHEMA sharedschema AUTHORIZATION scarlett;

If you want to create a new schema that has the same name as an existing user, so that the user becomes the owner, then try this:

CREATE SCHEMA AUTHORIZATION scarlett;

In many database systems, the schema name is the same as that of the owning user. PostgreSQL allows schemas owned by one user to have objects owned by another ...

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