CockroachDB v20.2 is no longer supported as of May 10, 2022. For more details, refer to the Release Support Policy.

The ALTER DATABASE statement applies a schema change to a database. For information on using ALTER DATABASE, see the pages for its relevant subcommands.


This statement performs a schema change. For more information about how online schema changes work in CockroachDB, see Online Schema Changes.


Subcommand Description
CONFIGURE ZONE Configure replication zones for a database.
CONVERT TO SCHEMA New in v20.2: Convert a database to a schema.
OWNER TO New in v20.2: Change the owner of a database.
RENAME Change the name of a database.

Viewing schema changes

This schema change statement is registered as a job. You can view long-running jobs with SHOW JOBS.

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