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ALTER FOREIGN TABLE (For HDFS or OBS)

Updated at: Jul 15, 2020 GMT+08:00

Function

ALTER FOREIGN TABLE For HDFS modifies an HDFS or OBS foreign table.

Precautions

None.

Syntax

  • Set a foreign table's attributes.
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    ALTER FOREIGN TABLE [ IF EXISTS ]  table_name
        OPTIONS ( {[ ADD | SET | DROP ] option ['value']} [, ... ]);
    
  • Set the owner of the foreign table.
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    ALTER FOREIGN TABLE [ IF EXISTS ] tablename 
        OWNER TO new_owner;
    
  • Update a foreign table column.
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    ALTER FOREIGN TABLE [ IF EXISTS ] table_name
        MODIFY ( { column_name data_type | column_name [ CONSTRAINT constraint_name ] NOT NULL [ ENABLE ] | column_name [ CONSTRAINT constraint_name ] NULL } [, ...] );
    
  • Modify the column of the foreign table.
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    ALTER FOREIGN TABLE [ IF EXISTS ] tablename 
        action [, ... ];
    
    The action syntax is as follows:
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    ALTER [ COLUMN ] column_name [ SET DATA ] TYPE data_type
       | ALTER [ COLUMN ] column_name { SET | DROP } NOT NULL
       | ALTER [ COLUMN ] column_name SET STATISTICS [PERCENT] integer
       | ALTER [ COLUMN ] column_name OPTIONS ( {[ ADD | SET | DROP ] option ['value'] } [, ... ])
       | MODIFY column_name data_type
       | MODIFY column_name [ CONSTRAINT constraint_name ] NOT NULL [ ENABLE ]
       | MODIFY column_name [ CONSTRAINT constraint_name ] NULL
    

    For details, see ALTER TABLE.

  • Add a foreign table informational constraint.
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    ALTER FOREIGN TABLE [ IF EXISTS ] tablename
        ADD [ CONSTRAINT constraint_name ]
        { PRIMARY KEY | UNIQUE } ( column_name )
        [ NOT ENFORCED [ ENABLE QUERY OPTIMIZATION | DISABLE QUERY OPTIMIZATION ] | ENFORCED ];
    

    For parameters about adding an informational constraint to a foreign table, see Parameter Description in CREATE FOREIGN TABLE (For HDFS).

  • Remove a foreign table informational constraint.
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    ALTER FOREIGN TABLE [ IF EXISTS ] tablename 
        DROP CONSTRAINT constraint_name ;
    

Parameter Description

  • IF EXISTS

    Sends a notification instead of an error if no tables have identical names. The notification prompts that the table you are querying does not exist.

  • tablename

    Specifies the name of an existing foreign table to be modified.

    Value range: an existing foreign table name

  • new_owner

    Specifies the new owner of the foreign table.

    Value range: A string indicating a valid user name.

  • data_type

    Specifies the new type for an existing column.

    Value range: A string compliant with the identifier naming rules.

  • constraint_name

    Specifies the name of a constraint to add or delete.

  • column_name

    Specifies the name of an existing column.

    Value range: a string. It must comply with the naming convention.

For details on how to modify other parameters in the foreign table, such as IF EXISTS, see Parameter Description in ALTER TABLE.

Examples

See Example in CREATE FOREIGN TABLE (for HDFS).

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