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Restore from plain text
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Restore from plain text

Restore from plain text

(OP)
Hello,
I want to load data into postgre db.
I have a data file in text format but pg_restore doesn't support plain format.
Is there any way to load plain data by pg_restore?
Or is there any way of loading data into db? (for example some utility used for migration from another db to postgre db)

Example of data (two records; two attributes):
1    aa
2    bb

Regards
mhaupt

RE: Restore from plain text

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try

CODE

\h COPY
in psql, or look here: http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.2/static/sql-copy.html

You may have to modify your data first, to generate quotes:

CODE

sed -i "s/  /, '/;s/$/'/;" datafile.csv
8, 'aa'
9, 'bb'

CODE

copy foo from '/path/to/datafile.csv' WITH delimiter ',';

If you're not used to sed, you could take openoffice.org:calc or some other spreadsheet software, to generate a csv-file.

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