VERSION - Amazon Redshift
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The VERSION function returns details about the currently installed release, with specific Amazon Redshift version information at the end.


This is a leader-node function. This function returns an error if it references a user-created table, an STL or STV system table, or an SVV or SVL system view.



Return type

Returns a CHAR or VARCHAR string.


The following example shows the cluster version information of the current cluster:

select version();
version ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ PostgreSQL 8.0.2 on i686-pc-linux-gnu, compiled by GCC gcc (GCC) 3.4.2 20041017 (Red Hat 3.4.2-6.fc3), Redshift 1.0.12103

Where 1.0.12103 is the cluster version number.


To force your cluster to update to the latest cluster version, adjust your maintenance window.