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The PostgreSQL 9.0 Reference Manual - Volume 2 - Programming Guide
by The PostgreSQL Global Development Group
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4.10 column_privileges

The view column_privileges identifies all privileges granted on columns to a currently enabled role or by a currently enabled role. There is one row for each combination of column, grantor, and grantee.

If a privilege has been granted on an entire table, it will show up in this view as a grant for each column, but only for the privilege types where column granularity is possible: SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, REFERENCES.

4-8: column_privileges Columns
Name Data Type Description
grantor sql_identifier Name of the role that granted the privilege
grantee sql_identifier Name of the role that the privilege was granted to
table_catalog sql_identifier Name of the database that contains the table that contains the column (always the current database)
table_schema sql_identifier Name of the schema that contains the table that contains the column
table_name sql_identifier Name of the table that contains the column
column_name sql_identifier Name of the column
privilege_type character_data Type of the privilege: SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, or REFERENCES
is_grantable yes_or_no YES if the privilege is grantable, NO if not
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