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Use the Extension dialog to install a new extension into the current database. An extension is a collection of SQL objects that add targeted functionality to your Postgres installation. The Extension dialog adds the functionality of an extension to the current database only; you must register the extension in each database that use the extension. Before you load an extension into a database, you should confirm that any pre-requisite files are installed.
The Extension dialog allows you to implement options of the CREATE EXTENSION command through the following dialog tabs: General and Definition. The SQL tab displays the SQL code generated by dialog selections.
Use the fields in the General tab to identify an extension:
Click the Definition tab to continue.
Use the Definition tab to select the Schema and Version:
Click the SQL tab to continue.
Your entries in the Extension dialog generate a SQL command (see an example below). Use the SQL tab for review; revisit or switch tabs to make any changes to the SQL command.
The following is an example of the sql command generated by user selections in the Extension dialog:
The command creates the chkpass extension in the public schema. It is version 1.0 of chkpass.