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I am using pgAdmin version 1.10.5, and I've checked the properties and menu options but couldn't find anything on the subject.

For example, I just want to generate a script that includes the functions that I've created for my schema. If I right click on the database node and choose backup it has an option to create a script for the schema, but it creates all the objects. And I want only the functions.

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Can you be more specific? WHat do you mean by "generating scripts for all functions"? –  DrColossos Sep 10 '11 at 9:48
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@DrColossos' answer should be what you needed. Also, if you can, install a more recent version of pgAdmin. There have been numerous improvements since v1.10. The current version is 1.14. –  Erwin Brandstetter Nov 10 '11 at 23:23

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There is no explicit switch to just export functions. I did some research since it's a nice question.

I can think of some ways to do this:

  • Using pgAdmin, you get the code that makes up the function when you right-click on the function, and choose "Scripts->Ceate". You could copy&paste the contens and put it into a sql file that you can import like any other file
  • Exporting the schema and importing only the functions you need (tedious, since you need the exact name and arguments of the function. This blog post explains it:

    pg_dump -Fc -s | pg_restore -P 'funcname(args)'

  • Do some querying in the schema/pg_proc and export the results. This could be another function that just exports the functions...

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