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Query runs out of memory

Query runs out of memory

Query runs out of memory

Hi, I'm working with some VERY large databases and running a join. After a while, I get an out of Memory error because the results in memory grow too big. What are some work arounds? I'm using PostgreSQL.
I've heard of a method that uses fetch and limit, but I can't use an external program to detect when 0 lines are turned.

Many thanks.  

RE: Query runs out of memory


What operating system ? If it is Unix or Linux, try to create more swap before that huge query.

Or maybe you can rewrite it as PL/pgSQL stored procedure which to execute more smaller queries.

But is hard to help without knowing more about the query and/or data.


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