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The pg_opclass system catalog table defines index access method operator classes. Each operator class defines semantics for index columns of a particular data type and a particular index access method. Note that there can be multiple operator classes for a given data type/access method combination, thus supporting multiple behaviors. The majority of the information defining an operator class is actually not in its pg_opclass row, but in the associated rows in pg_amop and pg_amproc. Those rows are considered to be part of the operator class definition — this is not unlike the way that a relation is defined by a single pg_class row plus associated rows in pg_attribute and other tables.
|opcamid||oid||pg_am.oid||Index access method operator class is for.|
|opcname||name||Name of this operator class|
|opcnamespace||oid||pg_namespace.oid||Namespace of this operator class|
|opcowner||oid||pg_authid.oid||Owner of the operator class|
|opcintype||oid||pg_type.oid||Data type that the operator class indexes.|
|opcdefault||boolean||True if this operator class is the default for the data type opcintype.|
|opckeytype||oid||pg_type.oid||Type of data stored in index, or zero if same as opcintype.|