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Open source alternative to SQLMaestro for PostgreSQL

I'm looking for oen source alternative to SQLMaestro for PostgreSQL because it has visual database designer which not avaliable in pgAdmin which make database desinging so easy. PS I'm not sure if ...
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Query optimization or missing indexes?

I have this query to aggregate some data from t2 into t1. This is done to optimize the application I am working on so that there are less queries to the database. I chose the below approach to make ...
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There is an equivalent of login.sql on PostgresSQL?

When you log on Oracle database with SQLplus, it looks for a login.sql file in the current directory. If the file exists, it's executed. It's usefull to set preferences... There is an equivalent ...
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Determining the full postgresql size on windows

While opening the Programs and Features tool panel on my Windows 7 (64-bit), I found that my postgresql (8.4) install was taking 108 GB. I do not use postgresql myself, I just use a tool that need a ...
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Full Text Search With PostgreSQL

i have a table with this rows: Stickers ------------------------------------------------------ ID | Title |Keywords (ts_vector) ------------------------------------------------------ ...
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Using a Select in a Where clause for another Select

I have made a draft remote application on the top of libpq for PostrgreSQL. It behaves well, but I have profiled the general functionning of the application. For each final business result that I ...
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Best book on query optimization, rewriting, refactoring [closed]

I have a specific problem: huge amounts of Web-related data in Postgres db. The queries running against the data are often very inefficient. But in a more general sense, I need a book that explains ...
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Interactive INSERT / UPDATE function to implement UPSERT

I have a function in PostgreSQL 9.1 that I want client applications to be passing a record object and the function will detect if it's an insert or an update and return the operation done, i.e "1 ...
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Issue with composite type in an UPSERT function

I have a function in PostgreSQL 9.1 called fun_test. It has a composite type as input parameter and I keep getting a casting error when I call it. CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION netcen.fun_test(myobj ...
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How to I grant a user account permission to create databases in postgresql?

Title says it all. I cannot figure out how to give a user account the ability to create and drop databases. Is there a way to do this with GRANT ?
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Setting up a Postgresql Partition with foreign key

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 Server with PostgreSQL 9.1 installed. I am trying to setup Partitioning on a existing Postgres DB(say 'xyz') which has very huge tables and some have foreign keys set on them. ...
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Multicolumn index and performance

I have a table with a multicolumn index, and I have doubts about the proper sorting of the indexes to get the maximum performance on the queries. The scenario: PostgreSQL 8.4, table with about 1MM ...
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What is the way to paginate last updated rows from multiple tables?

I want to have something like a newsfeed from multiple objects sort by most_recent. However I need to paginate (load more/offset) the results. Row1 = Post's - text, username Row2 = Photo's - text, ...
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PostgreSQL How do I convert struct text to plain *char in C functions?

I'm using my internal C function which doesn't know about postgresql's text struct, how do I pass text argument when char * expected? #include <stdio.h> #include <string.h> #include ...
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PostgreSQL Fuzzymatching Error

I get such errors when using these functions, what's is wrong? pgdb=# SELECT distance('foo','zoo'); ERROR: parse error - invalid geometry LINE 1: SELECT distance('foo','zoo'); ...
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PostgreSQL 8.4 no levenshtein fuzzymatching?

I'm using debian squeeze package, it says function does not exist?
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Postgresql nested row_to_json not working

This probably wouldn't be an issue if I were using postgresql 9.2, however I can't (yet) upgrade from 9.1, and I'm using the json data type extension for 9.1. I'm trying to achieve a json object like ...
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Postgres 9.1 query plan not using check_constraints on partitions after large data load

I've created a table in Postgres 9.1 called 'markets' that contains data about a market in a specific US zip code. I've partitioned the data on the zip code column, using the first digit of the zip ...
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Postgres DB - Commit xlog files after server crash

After a server crash, it would seem that all transactions going back a number of months are not showing up in the live Postgres DB. Investigation has found all xlog files that does contain the data ...
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Save output from multiple SQL SELECT commands to a file

Within a Postgres function I would like to run a number of SQL SELECT commands and append the output to the same variable. After all the SELECT commands have run this output should be written to a ...
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Database Restoration Issue

I am new with postgresql. When I attempt to restore database a .sql.gz file into the database with psql, the restore does not complete when the database size is too large (32Gb, for example). These ...
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PostgreSQL replication

I have two projects working on different databases. The problem is: I need to replicate changes in the databases only for a few tables. I need it to synchronize the data. Need an advice how can I ...
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Performance of different precedence pseudocolumn solutions with LIMIT

I was wondering about the relative performance of the solutions provided in the answers to a question on stackoverflow, I decided to run some tests. The OP wanted to get the first matching row given ...
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ERROR: could not find array type for datatype information_schema.sql_identifier

I am trying to run the below sql command: SELECT ARRAY( SELECT column_name FROM information_schema.columns WHERE table_name ='gis_field_configuration_stage' ); and I get the below ...
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Execution plan in simple query in PgSQL depends on offset clause, why?

Update on 2013-01-16 11:08: see below I am working on PostgreSQL 8.4.14 with the following table fed with 53k lines: CREATE TABLE botany.taxon_data_cache ( taxon_id int NOT NULL, ...
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MAX function and group by usage - postgresql

I am building a ranking algorithm using IMDB's formula: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1411199/what-is-a-better-way-to-sort-by-a-5-star-rating/1411268#1411268 The formula for calculating the Top ...
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Storing 5TB web server access log vs OLAP DB

We have over 5TB compressed web server log in a HDFS and we often analyse using Hadoop. It is painful to run map reduce on 5TB of data and most importantly, not many developer are familiar with it. ...
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PostgreSQL pg_stat_activity shows COMMIT

We recently replaced our database server with an upgraded machine with 4 x quad core CPUs and 32Gb of ram. We also repurposed our old box to serve as a slave with streaming replication. Both boxes are ...
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Retrieving data from inner join using LIMIT and OFFSET

These are my two tables: table1 qid[PK] |gid[PK] |abcd | xyz | date ---------------+---------+---------+------+------------ 00001 | qwe | 54 | a | 1994-11-29 00002 ...
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Comparing table structure and contents using pg_dump output from two different databases

If I have the output of pg_dump from two different databases, how can I get the difference in structure and contents of all the tables between these two databases?
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Optimal PostgreSQL setup for Windows 2008 R2

I have PostgreSQL 9.2 setup on Windows 2008 R2 64bit with 96 gigs of RAM and 8 cores. What would the optimal settings be for shared_buffers, effective_cache_size, work_mem, etc.? I realize that these ...
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pg_hba.conf from PostgreSQL

I have no idea how to configure that pg_hba.conf file, to connect with my server via pgAdmin. Right now i was trying to add: host all all host.name.org.pl trust host all all host.name.org.pl md5 ...
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sorting groups of related rows by average values while keeping the groups together

I'm using PostgreSQL 8.4, but would like a standard SQL solution if possible. Consider the following table. corrmodel=# SELECT * from data limit 1; id | datasubgroup_id | datafile_id | ...
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PostgreSQL: how can queries possibly be “immutable” / functional?

I've read that PostgreSQL can have "functional" indexes. For that you need the immutable keyword. Seen that PostgreSQL is a CRUD DB I don't understand at all how it can possibly work in a functional ...
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inet_client_addr in PostgreSQL don't return IP

i trying use the function inet_client_addr() (PostgreSQL 9.2) in a trigger, but the return is '::1/128'. This is a problem with my script or with the server? CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION ...
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How do I know what indexes to create for a table

Is there a way I can figure out the best way to know which indexes to create for a table?
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Database Design - One table from many source(One to One)

I have a 'Text' table, the text table may came from different source, like Tweet, SMS, Email, etc. and each source have their own log, and Text is came from the source. so i came with some solution, ...
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Equality query on NVARCHAR column yields multiple results in SQL Server 2012

I am in the process of moving a pet project from PostgreSQL (9.2.2) to SQL Server (2012 Standard). I've noticed an interesting phenomenon when querying unicode words. Given the definition: CREATE ...
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PostgreSQL: Recommendation size for shared_buffers

I am rather new to PostgreSQL. I started migrating some MySQL databases to PostgreSQL one month ago. I am looking for help about the proper memory values for the configuration file. Currently, I ...
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How to prevent query execution after exiting the \e editor in psql?

Is there an option that can change the "exit external editor -> query runs automatically" behaviour of the psql \e switch ? (Other than intentionally mangling the query syntax).
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Is there a recommended way to update a database schema when updating and app's RPMs?

I have a pretty standard server layout: 2 Application servers running Tomcat on Redhat. 2 Database servers running Postgres on Redhat. One database is a master and replicates to the slave. I'd ...
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How does Postgres 9.2's streaming replication handle schema changes, and initial table setup?

I want to set up a backup database on the physical server which sits right under my primary physical database server. I'm using Postgres 9.2, and I want to use synchronous, streaming replication (for ...
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PostgreSQL Return Joined Results of Select

I'm learning PostgreSQL and was wondering if I can put long selects in stored procedures like this one: CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION api.book_list() RETURNS TABLE ( id BIGINT, published ...
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PostgreSQL - using password/md5 authentication with empty password

I have the following role in my system: CREATE ROLE test LOGIN INHERIT NOCREATEDB NOCREATEROLE NOREPLICATION; There is no password. Trying to connect to the db from within the same machine using ...
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Preventing PostgreSQL from starting on boot in Ubuntu

I am using PostgreSQL 9.2 and it runs automatically when I start the system (Kubuntu). How can I avoid this? I need to start it manually, and I don't want it to start unattended because I need to ...
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Custom Postgres function not working

I wrote this function that is supposed to iterate through a text array and convert each element (which is a typecasted integer) to hex, append to a text variable, then return the hex. However, I get ...
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Lost postgreSQL password in Windows installation

I have postgresql 9.2 installed on a windows XP machine. I have lost the postgres password. I looked at answers given to a similar question asked 6 months ago. The answer given there required the ...
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libreadline.so.6

when I was installing PostgreSQL from source code I had to install the libreadline.so.6 library. From that moment I can't update my kubuntu system. The error is: Setting up ubuntu-keyring ...
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Which database to use? [closed]

Hey there. I am looking for a free to use for commercial website database that should have these design features, in the given order: Auto-Sharding (getting more free space by adding more server ...
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SET extra_float_digits = 3

I'm using postgresql 9.2 with my web application that has three servlet with three select. I turn on the log. When i send my first query: 'select * from "Nomi" limit 4' before this the log show me ...