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Im trying to restore an sql file which contains the dumpf a table (with COPY commands) into a table into the database, it would be great if someone could share an example, as the pg_restore doesn't help much in this regard. A link would do as well.

Further information: Through the psql command line client I tried to first access the database and then execute the method presented by @a_horse _with_no_name; but nothing seemed to happen, it just went on to show the next prompt; but there was no change in the backend(data was not inserted into the database). I may be doing something grossly wrong here, just got started with PostgreSQL. :)

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What kind of *dumpf" ? is it readable? –  wildplasser Feb 1 '12 at 12:01
    
@a_horse_with_no_name- A step by step of what I did. 1.Windows command line prompt 2. Changed to the bin folder of Postgresql. 3. placed the dump (sql file) in the bin folder. 4.Executed psql dbname<dumpfile.sql. Would be great if you could tell me what Im doing wrong, Thanks! –  KodeSeeker Feb 3 '12 at 4:13
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If your dump file contains COPY statements, then it's a SQL dump which is restored using psql as explained in the manual.

psql dbname < your_dump_file.sql

More examples are in the manual.

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tried that!(Nothing happened) In this case my dump file just contains one table, so should a new table be created then? –  KodeSeeker Feb 1 '12 at 12:13
    
You should have included that information (that you already tried psql) into your original question. I don't believe that "nothing happened" - please edit your question to include the exact statements you used (e.g. copy & paste the text from the console) –  a_horse_with_no_name Feb 1 '12 at 12:14
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