Amazon Redshift
Database Developer Guide (API Version 2012-12-01)

Alter External Table Examples

The following example sets the numRows table property for the SPECTRUM.SALES external table to 170,000 rows.

alter table spectrum.sales set table properties ('numRows'='170000');

The following example changes the location for the SPECTRUM.SALES external table.

alter table spectrum.sales set location 's3://awssampledbuswest2/tickit/spectrum/sales/';

The following example changes the format for the SPECTRUM.SALES external table to Parquet.

alter table spectrum.sales set file format parquet;

The following example adds one partition for the table SPECTRUM.SALES_PART.

alter table spectrum.sales_part add if not exists partition(saledate='2008-01-01') location 's3://awssampledbuswest2/tickit/spectrum/sales_partition/saledate=2008-01/';

The following example adds three partitions for the table SPECTRUM.SALES_PART.

alter table spectrum.sales_part add if not exists partition(saledate='2008-01-01') location 's3://awssampledbuswest2/tickit/spectrum/sales_partition/saledate=2008-01/' partition(saledate='2008-02-01') location 's3://awssampledbuswest2/tickit/spectrum/sales_partition/saledate=2008-02/' partition(saledate='2008-03-01') location 's3://awssampledbuswest2/tickit/spectrum/sales_partition/saledate=2008-03/';

The following example alters SPECTRUM.SALES_PART to drop the partition with saledate='2008-01-01''.

alter table spectrum.sales_part drop partition(saledate='2008-01-01');

The following example sets a new Amazon S3 path for the partition with saledate='2008-01-01'.

alter table spectrum.sales_part partition(saledate='2008-01-01') set location 's3://awssampledbuswest2/tickit/spectrum/sales_partition/saledate=2008-01-01/';

The following example changes the name of sales_date to transaction_date.

alter table spectrum.sales rename column sales_date to transaction_date;

The following example sets the column mapping to position mapping for an external table that uses optimized row columnar (ORC) format.

alter table spectrum.orc_example set table properties('orc.schema.resolution'='position');

The following example sets the column mapping to name mapping for an external table that uses ORC format.

alter table spectrum.orc_example set table properties('orc.schema.resolution'='name');