A core statement in SQL that does what it says on the tin: inserts data into a table.

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Combine - Select Into, with Insert Into Select

I've read many explainations like this one here that say "Select Into ..." is to create new tables and "Insert Into ..." is to append to existing tables. I'm automating a coworker's sql scripts. ...
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Possible to have nested inserts in Postgres 8.4?

I'm trying to import data into an inventory type database. Here's what I have for the tables (truncated for brevity): create type hostrole as enum ('Physical', 'Virtual', 'Hypervisor', 'Other'); ...
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MySQL InnoDB slow inserts

I'm currently struggling with an MySQL Community Server 5.5.27 when inserting large numbers of rows into a table. We're running a 24 core Intel Xeon machine with an SSD software raid array. I did some ...
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DB2 Communication link failure issue

I would like to get your valuable suggestions for the below problem. My Perl application connects to a DB2 database and keeps inserting data into a table. The application successfully inserts data ...
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DB2 Insert and Deadlocks

My application has 4 different threads doing inserts into the same DB2 table simultaneously. Could this cause a deadlock / lockwait situtation? Theoretically I don't see a problem here; as one ...
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Any drawback to lots of creating and renaming tables at InnoDB?

I'm trying to optimize an important cronjob for my program, and what it basically does is generate a long list of user ids with their score points. I have a table called user_ranks and it will bulk ...
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Negative number of rows inserted

I just ran a rather simple insert statement (that I think processed alot of rows), and I got the message: "-1,311,750,183 rows inserted". Should I be concerned about the fact that it's negative?
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Insert Speeds for large batches

In my application, my INSERTs seem to be taking a major chunk of the time. I have a large number of objects in memory (~40-50,000) which i want to insert into a table. Lets take a sample table ...
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Is there slowdown inserting into an InnoDB table that has no index set?

I have an old application with lots of InnoDB tables, that have no indexes at all, not even a primary ID or such. Those tables only contain a few thousand rows. Would it be faster to INSERT data ...
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Plan for storing transactions in an easily retrievable manner, indefinitely

I've got a large (many columns) MySQL database table (InnoDB) that has a fairly high number of INSERTs (~500/day). Think of the records as financial transactions. Clients need to be able to view these ...
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How do I insert a row which contains a foreign key?

Using PostgreSQL v9.1. I have the following tables: CREATE TABLE foo ( id BIGSERIAL NOT NULL UNIQUE PRIMARY KEY, type VARCHAR(60) NOT NULL UNIQUE ); CREATE TABLE bar ( id BIGSERIAL ...
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Which one is more efficient: select from linked server or insert into linked server?

Suppose I have to export data from one server to another (through linked servers). Which statement will be more efficient? Executing in source server: INSERT INTO ...
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MySQL Insert into table, where name = id, if not exist, then insert name and use that ID

I am producing a MySQL database that will store results for a particular sport. I have a table containing people, (PERSONID, FIRSTNAME, LASTNAME), another table containing animals names (ANIMALID, ...
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Is there a SQL Server equivalent to “OVERRIDING USER VALUE”

While googling I found about the OVERRIDING USER VALUE parameter for an INSERT for IBM's iSeries. Is there an equivalent command for Microsoft SQL Server versions 2005 or newer to allow you to ...
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Large INSERTs performance optimization

I have 15 Amazon AWS EC2 t1.micro instances which simultaneously populate Amazon RDS MySQL d2.m2.xlarge database with data using large INSERTs (40000 rows in query). The queries are send ...
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When to split a large table

I run the SQL Anywhere DBMS, and we have a table of about 10 columns(normal text, timestamps etc). However, in my use-case, every single day, the table gets 2160000 new rows. It's also crucial that ...
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BULK INSERT Data from file but ignore the first occurence of field terminator

I have a file that has data arranged in the following style: 1 1 0.5102 0.4898 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 1 2 0.3114 0.6886 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 I need to load ...
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Insert ignore with conditional

I need to insert some records which might have duplicates. Column to overwrite/skip is mytable.email and mytable.fooFlag should be 1. I came up with something like this: INSERT IGNORE INTO mytable ...
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How to handle update or insert situations

From time to time my stored procedures looks like create procedure handle_data @fk int ,@value varchar(10) as begin if exists (select * from my_table ...
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Reinsert data in new table with new IDs

I have the following two tables: buynsell CREATE TABLE `buynsell` ( `id` VARCHAR(20) NULL DEFAULT NULL, `msg` VARCHAR(255) NULL DEFAULT NULL, `date` VARCHAR(25) NULL DEFAULT NULL, ...
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Insert from one row to another using cases

My original table was(being used since 2005): CREATE TABLE `request` ( `msg` VARCHAR(150) NOT NULL, `id` VARCHAR(20) NOT NULL, `ctg` VARCHAR(10) NOT NULL DEFAULT 'misc', `date` ...
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How this simple Stored Procedure ended up in Deadlock

Thanks for all and this forum is really helpful. After few minutes of system running we get “Try restarting the transaction.” And its end up in deadlock. We use MySQL 5.5.28 and the Java code ...
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How can I store a pdf in PostgreSQL

I have to store .pdf files in a table. I have a table, state, with columns: id_state, name, pdffile (bytea) I want to store the pdf files in the pdffile column. How can I do this?
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Complex query with multiple normalized fields

We have a fairly simple table structure, but with a LOT of fields per table (talking 40+). This data is initially produced in plain-text, user-readable tables, but then it is translated into ...
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Check if row exists

I need to write a query that will insert a row only once, even if the query is run multiple times. Being new to SQL (well new-ish), I did an if not exists(...) but a friend said he preferred deleting ...
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How to improve INSERT speed in large table that has unique constraint

I have a simple MyISAM table: explain entities; +------------+-------------+------+-----+-------------------+----------------+ | Field | Type | Null | Key | Default | Extra ...
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Move data from one table to other in batch's

I have a table 18 Million records I need to add append it to another table (with the same structure) I tried the import-export wizard, the problem is that the log gets very very big and eventually it ...
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Subquery in the VALUES clause

Here's a real-world schema: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Setting] ( [ID] [BIGINT] NOT NULL, [Module] [NVARCHAR](400) NOT NULL, [Property] [NVARCHAR](400) NOT NULL, [Value] ...
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MySQL: Improve performance for one row insert into table with unique constraint

I have a table with ~ 40 mil records, with a unique index on the url collumn, of type varchar(255). Now the insert speed is about 30/s, is this expected? how could I improve it? I can't use bulk ...
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row locking or avoiding duplicate insertion on primarykey/otherfield combo

i have a table that stores additional data pertaining to files/images saved in files elsewhere, each entry can be associated with another type in the system, for users there may be one or more ...
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MySQL Insert into two tables using new IDs

I'm trying to select data already in the database and insert it into two tables using the generated ID from table one. table1 contains configuration options, table2 contains pricing data. Table2 uses ...
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Adding new key(s) to enable partitioning, INSERT performance?

I have a table to storage GPS coordinates with multiple (~30) inserts per second (from 50 diferent devices) during 12 hours per day, so the table is growing fast, to improve the SELECT speed I was ...
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INSERT trigger dying with with #target columns not equal to #expressions, but they are equal

I am trying to write my first trigger. It is an insert trigger as follows: <b>Fatal error</b>: postgres7 error: [-1: ERROR: INSERT has more target columns than expressions at character ...
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INSERT INTO without duplicates

I want to do this INSERT INTO AdminAccounts (Name) SELECT Name FROM Matrix But I don't want to create duplicates. ie, I ran this a few weeks ago and need to update the data.
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ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE question

I'm trying to compare data from two systems. The basic idea is: Create Temp Table. Insert Table1 Data. Insert Table2 data (Table a linked, remote server) with UNIQUE Ids respected. Filter where ...
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INSERT succeeds but all inserted values become NULL

I tired to execute an insert directly from phpMyAdmin as follows: INSERT INTO oracle.PLAYLIST_MUSIC ( TID, ID, STATUS, CREATED_BY, ...
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Optimal way to ignore duplicate inserts?

Background This problem relates to ignoring duplicate inserts using PostgreSQL 9.2 or greater. The reason I ask is because of this code: -- Ignores duplicates. INSERT INTO db_table ...
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InnoDB insertion faster

I'm a graduate school student researching OLAP with Mondrian OLAP. So I want to insert data into InnoDB (MySQL 5.5) faster at the initial loading. In this environment, the only user is me, so I think ...
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Generate insert statements for table AND related data

I'm looking to move data from tables and related tables between 2 databases. The trouble is the primary keys are out of sync. Is anyone aware of a tool which can generate insert statements for a ...
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How can I configure MySQL Innodb to handle 1000s of inserts per hour?

I have a very high traffic website where it is possible that 1000s of new records are inserted every hour. This one error is crippling the site: PDOException: SQLSTATE[40001]: Serialization failure: ...
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processlist showing '%' as host from trigger

I'm trying to populate a certain column in a table with the host/IP of the caller. I have an insert trigger on the table which sets the column like so: CREATE TRIGGER access_insert_trg BEFORE INSERT ...
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Select one name per person where spelling variations exist

I have a source table that contains Employee IDs and names. The employee names may be listed multiple times with variations on the exact spelling (see 'source table' for example - note the middle ...
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How can I append a column to an inner SQL statement?

I have two tables that have the same structure except one has an additional column that should be auto-incremented. Sequence and trigger are defined. I want to copy all data from one table to ...
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Multi-Table Join to Single Destination

I am having a serious performance issue with join together four tables and placing the results (in a certain permutation) into one destination table. I am using MSSQL 2008 and good ole T-SQL. To ...
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myISAM data loss at DELETE / INSERT

I have a linked table id_group | id_user. Every time I add a one or more users to a group I DELETE all the links and INSERT the users again including the new one(s). This is how the framework of the ...
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Limiting Generated Sequence Values in Multi-table Insert

In Oracle, given the following objects: create table a (x number ); create table b (val number ); create table c (val number ); create sequence my_seq; Suppose I populate table a as follows: ...
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Fastest way to copy data from MyISAM to InnoDB

I want to copy all data from a MyISAM table with 16 millions rows to a InnoDB table, that will have a different (optimized) schema. See tables below to see the changes. However, every approach I try ...
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“Mysql has gone away” heavy multiple insert

I am stuck because Mysql server will go away after executing this part of code this function will update the database with the new RSS feeds which are stored in ToUpdate but Mysql stops working. Every ...
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How do you read MySQL InnoDB Monitor output?

I am new to DB Administration. I am trying to figure out the cause of deadlock exceptions, but I am unable to make sense of the logs. The log says that "transaction 1 is rolled back". Why is this the ...
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Mysql load from infile stuck waiting on hard drive

I've got a windows 7 64 bit machine that I'm using for some load testing of a mysql db. My program uses sqlalchemy to connect and run several load from infile statements on said database. These bulk ...