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HAVING ANY in Postgres

I'm looking for the right syntax to filter groups (i.e. groups of rows that have been GROUP BY'd) where at least one row fits a certain condition. For example if I wanted to select a group where at ...
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Slow transactions, many locks

At high load conditions the server app stops responding to client because begin/commit statements are executing very slowly (some take 15 seconds). The queries are simple - insert, update two columns ...
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invalid memory alloc request size on simple query with array_agg on Postgres 9.3

Postgresql 9.3 - Debian 7 54gb RAM 8 cores (On google compute engine) I have a huge table called search_token (~50M rows) and I'm trying to execute a very simple query that is: select ...
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privilages system table in postgres

Is it possible to know all the tables a user has access to using a single query? I tried with pg_role and pg_user with no luck. Can anyone tell me about a system table which has the data of all the ...
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Exception handler on multiple row insert PostgreSQL [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a function which inserts rows from one database table to another, this is the part of the function which goes wrong: BEGIN INSERT INTO suppliers("id","name", "url", "logo", ...
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Query gives not result

I have a quite simple table with different values. When I search a specific column no results are given. What could be the error? For example I search for an "id": db=# select * from table where id ...
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Database Change Management

What are ways in which teams handle database change management? I have a team of 8 developers making database changes concurrently. Each developer is responsible for updating their changes in what we ...
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How to create a citation/quote from a Postgres text field?

I have a database with a lot of text and I want to find the surrounding text for a word that I am searching for i.e. If I search this text for "text" I should get something like (and more consistent ...
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Why is Postgres on RDS maxing out on CPU every few hours?

Using Amazon RDS, we are running ETL scripts to migrate our data. However, every few hours there is a huge CPU spike. Here are the ETL specs (per ETL): 50 records inserted / second pool of 1000 ...
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Querying sums of grouped consecutive rows in PostgreSQL 9

I have data about people traveling in different countries like this: country | begintimestamp | distance Germany | 2015-01-01 00:00:00 | 100 Germany | 2015-01-01 01:12:13 | 30 France | ...
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AWS RDS PostgreSQL dump/restore - syntax error

I am trying to import a postgresql database from an EC2 instance to RDS on the same subnet, so far I am doing the following... 1) Dump EC2 DB: pg_dump --host localhost --port 5432 -Fc ...
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Add fields to view from select (transpose fields)

I've got a table with following structure: CREATE TABLE test ( id integer, field character varying, value character varying ); field value ------ ----- field1 value1 field2 ...
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Referential integrity after disable/enable trigger all

I wonder how to check referential integrity on a table after disabling and reenabling foreign key constraints. For example : postgres=# CREATE TABLE main(id serial, id_delta integer, PRIMARY KEY ...
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pg_stat_activity - is it possible to decompose a stored procedure further?

I got a long running query in pg_stat_activity: datid | datname | pid | usesysid | usename | application_name | client_addr | client_hostname | client_port | backend_start | ...
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Recovery when failover

1/ Description: I have 2 Centos machine: master, slave (streaming replication). Both of them are built on PostgreSQL 9.3 (image below) and configured failover event (failover PG 9.3 document). Last ...
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Postgres multiple columns to json

I am running postgresql 9.3.4. I have a table with 3 fields: id name addr --- ---- ---- 1 n1 ad1 2 n2 ad2 ... I need to move the data to a new table with fields like: id data ...
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Get TEXT value of a CLOB OID in Postgresql

I have a database table that looks like: create table answers( id int not null, question_id int not null, answer text null ) This table was originally build by Hibernate using the @Lob ...
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When to break large delete queries up?

I've got an auto generated join table (three columns, two of them keys to other tables), which was recently corrupted during an aborted migration. As a result there are around 1 million duplicate rows ...
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Foreign Key NULL vs Foreign Key to an empty string

This is a table for a catalog of medicines. Some have a pharmaceutical brand, others are generic (i.e. they will never have brand information) CREATE TABLE medicine ( id serial PRIMARY KEY, ...
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How to update the parent/child of all rows in the tree (ltree)?

Here are my configurations: DB type: postgresql (9.3 if that's necessary) Table name: product_sections Column names: section_id (integer) & section_path (ltree) Detail: I have one reference ...
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How to change a web application that now needs to become OLTP and OLAP application?

Previously, I did a simple web application for an enterprise client using PHP and MySQL. After some time, it has grown to a point where I realized after talking with people here that I need to treat ...
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Turn off serialization failure logging

Is it possible to turn off serialization failure logging? If so, how? For example, my log is filled with this example: ERROR: could not serialize access due to read/write dependencies among ...
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index of aggregate value with fast update?

Is it possible for me to index the sum of a particular table column, such that future lookups will not have to scan the entire table? This table will grow to be very large and a sum of the entire ...
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Is unique index better than unique constraint when an index with an operator class is required

Postgres docs say: The use of indexes to enforce unique constraints could be considered an implementation detail that should not be accessed directly. One should, however, be aware that there's ...
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pg_dump in 1G VPS crashes

I'm trying to run pg_dump on a relatively small database (2G), but pg_dump keeps crashing with an out of memory error. du -h --max-depth=0 9.4 1.9G 9.4 The command: pg_dump -Fp -h "$HOSTNAME" ...
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Product Attribute System While Avoiding EAV

I'm working on building an attribute system for products. The issue that I'm running into is that various products can have very different attribute requirements. Some E-commerce websites such as ...
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Postgres - Inject 0 values when rows do not exist

I have 3 tables that I need for reporting: *dates* date_sk | full_date | day_number_of_month 1 | 2013-01-01 | 1 2 | 2013-02-01 | 1 3 | ...
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Count of 3 consecutive unsynced dates

I have a table set out like so: user_id the_date minutes_asleep ---------------------------- 1 2015-01-01 480 1 2015-01-02 0 1 2015-01-03 0 1 2015-01-04 0 ...
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PostgreSQL Primary key disappears from test table

I have a somewhat convoluted scenario where a test table I had created with a primary key won't return the primary key. pgAdmin III reports there are no constraints. I have the entire PostgreSQL query ...
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How to optimize inefficient query in PostGIS

I'm doing some queries on a PostGIS, and some of them take a really long time ( > 60 secs). My queries are like this, except querying different tables (like osm_placesbelow). This query takes about ...
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Extract timestamp from UUIDv1

Is it possible to extract timestamp from uuid version 1 in PostgreSQL? I am also curious is it possible to order by uuid's timestamp value like it's done in Cassandra's TimeUUID datatype?
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pg_restore certain tables only

I'm looking for a way to use pg_restore to restore a newly-created database from a dump file, but only certain tables from that file. (There are a lot of extra tables in the database that are slow to ...
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Non-sequential Primary Key performance in PostgreSQL 9.3

Due to requirement to support distributed environment, each of my clients has been assigned unique node id, it appends the node id with running number as primary key and stores at local database. E.g. ...
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PostgreSQL SELECT primary key as “serial” or “bigserial”

I've meshed together a way to determine what the data_type is as in the data_type you use in the syntax when creating a new table based off of the PostgreSQL wiki page. If there is something wrong ...
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Alternate per 2 postgresql rows, but start over if there are rows remaining

I'm trying to select below table, grouped by two (=max, if there is only one, show one) of each supplier_id. But, after all suppliers are selected it needs to start over. So this is the table: Table: ...
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Export Postgres table as json

Is there a way to export postgres table data as json to a file? I need the output to be line by line, like: {'id':1,'name':'David'} {'id':2,'name':'James'} ... EDIT: postgres version: 9.3.4
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How to do an =ANY(SELECT…query in postgresql?

I'm trying to select all the latitudes and longitudes for a group of users based on their id being in an array stored in another table. Here's my attempt: SELECT latitude, longitude FROM userloc ...
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How to enforce an “exactly-one-per-group” constraint?

I have a table x that I've defined like this: CREATE TABLE x ( xid INTEGER NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY, yid INTEGER NOT NULL REFERENCES y(yid), is_principal BOOLEAN NOT NULL ); This definition ...
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Is it bad practice to launch more than 100 sql statements at once?

I have PHP code that is meant to updating the billing status of someone. I only want it to update if the bill has been successfully created and therefore I think a possible solution would be to ...
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Is making joins between different table spaces slower?

In MySQL and PostgreSQL, is making joins between different tablespaces inherently slower, compared to joining tables in the same tablespace?
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Rely on .pgpass in CREATE USER MAPPING

I am trying to create a script which creates a postgres-fdw connection between two postgres 9.4 databases. The script (which is checked in under version control), has been relying on pgpass to do ...
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Amazon RDS non superuser create function in C

I am asked to restore a Rails application to a postgresql RDS instance. There are many functions in C but looks like only superuser can create functions in C and I could not get superuser access on ...
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How to view full blocking postgres queries?

I'm using a statement from this page to view blocking queries in Postgres SELECT bl.pid AS blocked_pid, a.usename AS blocked_user, ka.query ...
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Determine existence in recursive working table

I have a query that needs to check for existence of each input row type in another table, but it is unnecessary and inefficient to check for existence of subsequent rows of the same row type if one is ...
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XRC error when trying to access PostgreSQL view properties

I have strange problem, when trying to access PostgreSQL view properties through PgAdmin III: Error: XRC error: 197: invalid row index 1: must be less than 1 After this error is displayed, I am ...
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postgres containers share pgdata mount

Due to an oversight, we have 3 postgres containers (docker) all mounting the same pgdata directory. In essence this means 3 postgres instances are running over the same pgdata. I imagine this would ...
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pg_restore: [archiver (db)] could not execute query: ERROR: schema “public” already exists

I am using pg_dump / pg_restore to backup and restore a PostgreSQL database, but am getting some error messages (and a non-zero exit status) from pg_restore. I tried a super simple base case (outlined ...
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Delete fabricante_producto_solicitud only if is not related to modelo_marca_producto

I have this related tables: It's possible, in one query, check if fabricante_producto_solicitud has relation with modelo_marca_producto or do I need to rely on programmatic way? I need some ...
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Compare data between 2 different schemas

We refactored our old database. Some tables were dropped, some tables were split into 2 new tables etc. So now we have an absolutely new DB schema which has many differences from the old one. Someone ...
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Is there a way I can speed up queries against this particular view?

I have three tables in a PostgreSQL database that I'm querying via a view and some joins. CREATE TABLE network_info ( network CIDR NOT NULL, some_info TEXT NULL, ...