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How to use the result of regexp_split_to_array() in stored procedure [closed]

I'm trying to write a function used by an trigger BEFORE INSERT on a table; the function should convert a raw GPS string to useable columns in a different table. The point where I get stuck is the ...
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Aliases with correlated subqueries

I am looking at an example of correlated subquery with aliases from a PostgreSQL book: bpsimple=# SELECT * FROM orderinfo o, bpsimple=# (SELECT * FROM customer c WHERE town = 'Bingham') c bpsimple=# ...
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Is there a way to make an OOo form for PostgreSQL updateable view?

I have a PostgreSQL database, with data from some 8 tables (not counting enums implemented as a table referenced by foreign key) summarized in a view. I made an INSTEAD OF trigger, so the view is in ...
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how to upgrade and migrate postgres dbs to new server machine?

my production databases run on a centos 5.5 virtual machine. This server has 2 postgres 8.4 clusters installed on 2 different partitions; now my idea is to upgrade both db version and server os ...
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How to config Enterprisedb work with PostgresXC ?

Util now, I created a cluster (PostgreSQL database + Postgres-XC) with 5 server: 1 GTM, 1 Coordinator, 3 Data Nodes. I intend to create a Enterprisedb (Postgres Plus Advanced Server, link: EDB's home ...
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How to create a cluster with 3 Master & 3 Slaves

I have 6 PostgreSQL database servers. I want to create a cluster with 3 masters, 3 slaves. Here my structure (what i need) master(A) <----> master(B) <----> master(C) (1) | ...
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Optimizing PostgreSQL 9.0.2

For work we have a 8GB Linode, hosting both the Rails 3 App (Passenger, Apache) and Postgres. The app is a reading heavy app, about 75% reading, and 25% writing. (A conservative estimate would be ...
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How to SUM previous sum, e.g N = (N-1) + (N-2) + … + 1?

I have a table name "TABLE_A (id integer, no integer)" . I want to sum "no" with group by "id" and current "sum of no" = previous "sum of no" Here is my code : 1/ Create table & insert data: ...
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What size of hardware/VM for database with over 1,000,000 posts, 20GB?

I am running a Rails application with a Postgresql database. I am exited to say that I am scaling rapidly, and I now have over 1,000,000 posts, not including the User table, in Postgresql(approx ...
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How to grant select on a view … based on IP adress?

I wonder if it's possible to allow a client A to "see" some data in a view while allowing any other clients, namely B and C, to see ALL data from the same view. The distinction between A, B and C ...
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Does the length of a table name affect performance?

PostgreSQL table names are limited to 63 chars. Is there a performance gain to be had if I limit my table names to something like 5 chars or can I use the full 63 chars without consequence? I ...
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INSERT using results of CTE INSERT to provide unique id values

I am writing a job to transform data from an old design into a new design. In this process, I need to take the id from an insert into a separate table and use that in an insert to the target table, as ...
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How to convert a unix time to PostgreSQL' Timstamp without timezome?

I have a PostgreSQL database running on a server which has its time zone set to India's Time Zone (i.e. UTC +5:30) I have some data in a table which is created like this: CREATE TABLE "CLOUDDATA" ( ...
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Vacuum in postgresql and Purge in mysql

Do the vacuum operation in postgresql and purging operation in mysql perform the same tasks?
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How to access NEW or OLD field given only the field's name?

I'm writing a validation trigger. The trigger must validate that the sum of an array equals another field. Since I have many instances of this validation, I want to write a single procedure and create ...
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Get WAL files from AWS RDS PostgreSQL instance

We have a Postgres RDS instance on Amazon Web Services. We have automatic backups enabled, and we take snapshots on a daily basis. We would like to generate a local 'up-to-date' backup of the RDS ...
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Trouble with installing additional modules on Postgresql 9.1 on ALT-Linux

I'm trying to create extension under postgresql 9.1 (Linux): CREATE EXTENSION pg_trgm; but got error: ERROR: could not open extension control file "/usr/share/pgsql/extension/pg_trgm.control": No ...
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Replicating some tables from one postgres database to another

I've got the following situation: I have three machines running postgresql databases. One machine holds client account information (call this machine C), the other two machines hold client logging ...
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Basic trigger in PL/pgSQL, to flip a boolean field if another field has text

I want a BOOLEAN field to be set to TRUE when a sibling TEXT field is set to a non-empty string. Vice versa, the BOOLEAN is set to FALSE when TEXT field is set to empty string. The following function ...
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How to edit `postgresql.conf` with pgAdmin?

How does one edit the 'postgresql.conf' file with the pgAdmin app? With pgAdmin 1.18.1 on Postgres 9.3.x, when I choose File > Open postgresql.conf I get a file picker dialog. And, yes, I'm connected ...
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Self-join unique pairs

I have a table (players) containing a list of players, I would like to pair up these players in a unique way, so that every player's opponent is unique every round (ie. every time the SELECT query is ...
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PGAdmin3 connection with non standard SSH port and SSH tunnel

Hi I am trying to connect to Postgres from pgAdmin3 using SSH tunneling. However I am not using standard port 22. How can I do SSH tunneling using a non standard port?
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Performance measurement in PostgreSQL

When developing server-side stored procedures performance measurement is an important issue. EXPLAIN ANALYZE is very usefull, but when it comes to simple queries like SELECT name FROM clients WHERE ...
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compare dates in results

I'm looking to compare the dates in the result set Example: SELECT * FROM tbl WHERE foo=bar Output id, datetime, name 1, 2014-01-01 18:13:45, test 1 2, 2014-01-01 19:01:32, test 2 3, 2014-01-01 ...
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Compound Index on 43 Million PostgreSQL table

This question is related to a prior one of I asked: Order of columns in a compound index in PostgreSQL (and query order) Rather than overload that question, I figure I can sharpen and limit my ...
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Trouble adding foreign key on lots of data in Postgres

Working with PostgreSQL 9.0.8 on linux. Can't add foreign key. I have two tables: Table1 and Table2. Table1 has 10 columns and 200 000 rows filled with some data, where first column is 'id' (primary ...
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Reset postgresql [closed]

I have trouble: I tried to restore PG backup from CentOS on my Ubuntu computer. But had a trouble: after placing backuped Centos /var/lib/pgsql/9.1/data/ to my /var/lib/postgresql/9.1/main at Ubuntu, ...
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restarting postgresql quickly

I'm reading over the postgresql admin cookbook. Some of the database server parameters require a restart and with a busy database, you may need to restart quickly. There are a number of things to do ...
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Is this temp table behaviour documented?

Query Language (SQL) and PL/pgSQL functions treat temp tables differently: begin; create table foo(id) as values (1); select * from foo; /* id ---- 1 */ savepoint s; create function f() returns ...
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PgPool fails to auth in master_slave mode

We have two PostgreSQL servers running in master-slave streaming replication mode, behind pgpool. When we activate master_slave mode in pgpool.conf, we get following error: do_md5 failed in slot 1 ...
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Get postgres snapshot from Amazon RDS

I can not find a simple way to get a copy of the nightly backup I take of my Amazon RDS postgres instance so I can restore it on my local machine to play with. Right now I'm doing a pg_dump when I ...
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Has postgresql a fast add column optimization?

When adding not-null columns with a default value - does Postgresql optimizes this operation? In case the table has n rows, a not-optimized alter-table-add-column would yield n writes of the default ...
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Postgresql replica lagging behind

I restored a master database after a fallback by creating a new basebackup and making the promoted slave stand_by again. Per the logs everything is fine, however the following functions are not ...
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Postgresql: How to add a role that inherits from another?

Pretty cut and dry, I am just a total noob. Is there a way to make a given role inherit from another?
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Postgresql 9.2 - Auto vacuum running continuously for 18+ hours

I currently have a table that is updated daily (easily 20%+ rows are updated, all floats/integers) and the vacuum is kicking off and running for more than 18 hours. There are 19 million rows total. ...
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Postgresql restore data from file [duplicate]

I have a tar archive with full backup of my CentOS filesystem with pg9.1 installed. How can I restore one database from it?
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Drop database owned by specific user in PostgreSQL

I have created database with bad symbols at the end of its name. Now I want to drop it but I don't know how to type its name in the console. Can I remove databases owned by this user? I tried to DROP ...
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Do supertables produce bottlenecks?

There are several alternatives to using polymorphic associations and one of them is to use the so-called "concrete supertable". From my point of view, this is the neatest solution and is pretty easy ...
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Spliting Datetime into 2 Columns for Restaurant Reservation Schema?

Using PostgreSQL. The primary driver of this is that while no reservation will exist without a date and time, a user can search for and monitor reservations using a time or date or both. With a ...
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“Ranking” values in an ORDER BY clause?

I have the following table: Table "public.employee_employee" Column | Type | Modifiers ...
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SSL on AWS Postgres RDS

I was reading this: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonRDS/latest/UserGuide/CHAP_PostgreSQL.html#PostgreSQL.Concepts.General.SSL Step 2 says "Install the certificate in your operating system", but I ...
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pg_dump/pg_restore: different PostgreSQL version, another database name, another tablespace

I am going to move a database from the old server to a new one. the old one runs PostgreSQL 9.1, the new one has 9.3. I want to change the database name. I want the new database to be in a dedicated ...
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Fixing table structure to avoid `Error: duplicate key value violates unique constraint`

I have a table which is created this way: -- -- Table: #__content -- CREATE TABLE "jos_content" ( "id" serial NOT NULL, "asset_id" bigint DEFAULT 0 NOT NULL, ... "xreference" varchar(50) ...
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Sharding Postgres Database

I have a Postgres database that has grown to the size where it is no longer feasible to store everything on a single database node. There is a Customer table in my schema where each row represents a ...
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Indexes for SQL query with WHERE condition and GROUP BY

I am trying to determine which indexes to use for an SQL query with a WHERE condition and a GROUP BY which is currently running very slow. My query: SELECT group_id FROM counter WHERE ts between ...
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Bloating effect in Postgresql [closed]

I've done some performance analysis on my DB and I have releved that: Read head 8192 CPU power used 25% Bloating 56% (84GB of 150) 20% occupied by index unused Now I have find that 99% of ...
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Best Approach to storing chat history?

I'm building a chat application (Yes, another one :P) and am really curious about the best way to store a chat's history(String username, String Message, Time, and possibly string channel depending on ...
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Function quote_nullable(timestamp without time zone) is not unique

When I run this query on "enterprisedb 9.2", it raises an error: select quote_nullable(to_date('09-02-2014 ','dd-MM-yyyy'))::date; Error: LINE 1: select quote_nullable(to_date('09-02-2014 ...
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Compare Number of Rows of Tables

I have two or more tables different by structure and I want to compare their numbers of rows, which I get with the count-star query: select count(*) from table_a For two tables I would like to see ...
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Order by distance

If I have a query returning nearby cafes: SELECT * FROM cafes c WHERE ( ST_DWithin( ST_GeographyFromText( 'SRID=4326;POINT(' || c.longitude || ' ' || c.latitude || ')' ), ...