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anonymous blocks inside a transaction [closed]

I have the following script: DROP TABLE IF EXISTS a; CREATE TABLE a( val VARCHAR NOT NULL ); DO $do$ BEGIN INSERT INTO a(val) VALUES('a1'); INSERT INTO a(val) VALUES('a2'); END; $do$ ...
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CPU utilization for a particular query in Postgres [duplicate]

Is there any way to know how much CPU particular query is utilizing in PostgreSQL?
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PostgreSQL - is it possible to use a plpgsql function in a bash script?

Target : What i'm trying to achieve is to restore a partial backup of a database (only certain rows that satisfied certain conditions have been backed up). Problem : Since between the partial-backup ...
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Please help: kerberos authentication setup on postgresql

Requirement: Backend working with RHEL and postgresql and front-end working with windows,.net. please consider how the authentication method must be done. our main idea will be to have the ...
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Moving PostgreSQL database to new server

I had PostgreSQL 8.3 running on a windows machine. The hard drive recently became unbootable, but the data is fine. We got a new machine and I'm re-installing Postgres. The new installer only has ...
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Errors importing data using COPY comand at postgresql 9.3.5

I am trying import a database table to Postgres 9.3.5 database server using COPY command as follows: COPY comment (generatedid, id, "timestamp", message, bugreport_id, personcontainer_id) FROM ...
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What does a CONSTRAINT have to do with my unique index?

I have to indexes on my table. The first was created by Django and the second by me. I'm not completely certain what the extra CONSTRAINT means in the first index and am wondering how I would change ...
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Match multiple components of a subquery CTE in PostgreSQL

I've got an app that grants access to users in varying different ways, and I'm attempting to write a query that determines access in all the different ways, but is readable, by breaking the access out ...
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Do Statement-level AFTER triggers occur asynchronously after the statement returns?

I'm using an AFTER INSERT OR DELETE OR TRUNCATE ... FOR EACH STATEMENT trigger on a table to refresh a materialized view, and I'm concerned that it will significantly affect the performance of those ...
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How many postgresql / BDR database can be replicated from a server? [duplicate]

I've been reading the postgresql bdr docs found here: https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/BDR_User_Guide I came across this comment in the above doc: BDR operates per-database, not per-cluster ...
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Please Help: LDAP authentication set-up over PostgreSQL

I received LDAP details and linux user details from my client. He asked me to set the LDAP over PostgreSQL. when i did so i am getting error: "invalid authentication method "ldap": not supported by ...
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Centos 7, Postgresql Failed to Read Permission Data Directory in mounted Partition

I've a problem with start PostgreSQL 9.4 on Centos 7 Server. Because the partition /var/lib/pgsql/9.4/data/ (which contains PostgreSQL data) is full so I want to change to another partition. ...
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postgresql 9.4 + BDR Fails

I'm trying to get postgresql 9.4 and BDR working. Following this tutorial: https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/BDR_Quick_Start Actually, my sysadmin provided me with a package to test with. He's taken ...
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What is the impact of LC_CTYPE on a PostgreSQL database?

So, I've few Debian servers with PostgreSQL on it. Historically, those servers and PostgreSQL are localized with the Latin 9 charset and back then it was fine. Now we have to handle things like ...
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COMMIT after EXPLAIN ANALYZE of a read-only query

In PostgreSQL, what effect could produce issuing a COMMIT after executing an EXPLAIN ANALYZE with a read-only query?
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PostgreSQL - partial dump of large orbjects (pg_largeobject table)

Context : Our web-app is like a collaboration platform where you can share files, appointments, survey and so on. An instance of this web-app is divided in communities, each one is independent to each ...
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Operator “~<~” uses varchar_pattern_ops index while normal ORDER BY clause doesn't?

Let's say I have a table with 1 000 000 records. Structure of table is: create table individual ( id serial primary key, surname varchar(128), "name" varchar(128), patronymic ...
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Execution plan of query inside pl/pgsql function

Briefly, we have a pl/pgsql function which collects some intermediate data in several temporary tables ("on commit drop") and then returns REFCURSOR which joins those temporary tables with some static ...
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Can an active Postgres serverlog be truncated?

Running Postgres 9.1 on Ubuntu 14.10 LTS. I've got an application running on a machine that's going to run out of diskspace soon. However, the application is in the middle of a crucial run that has ...
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Grouping() equivalent in PostgreSQL?

I have a SQL query that runs in MS SQL Server and it has grouping(), rank() and rollup() functions / keywords in it. The query is given below. How can this be translated to PostgreSQL? select top ...
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Better way to select from nested tables in PostgreSQL

I have the following schema with millions of rows in the match table and each match have two sides (away and home). I want to create a view which shows the most significant data regarding the matches ...
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Postgresql - Minor version upgrade 9.3.5 to 9.3.6 on Ubuntu

I am two servers: A & B. My master database is running on A and the version is 9.3.5. It's replica is running on B and the version is 9.3.6. I am trying to use B as UPSTREAM slave, and trying to ...
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INSERT inside PL/pgSQL function gives different result

In PostgreSQL 9.4.1 I have created a custom type my_test_type and have found that doing a basic INSERT with NULL::my_test_type gives an expected result, but with NULL::my_test_type as a function ...
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Converting hstore keys into columns in postrges

I have a database that stores a bunch of custom fields using hstore. In order to merge it into another database that doesn't support hstore, I'd like to split the keys into extra columns. Users can ...
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Calculating the number of times a motive was cited over a given period

I'm using PostgreSQL 9.4. I have the following surveys table. Each row includes a motive that was cited by the respondent, represented by the motive_value column (think of it as motive_id). ...
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Combine results of two queries, where the second relies on the first

I have one query which is returning name(text), total, created_at And another query which is returning the same thing name(text), total, created_at The second query usually is returning more ...
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PostgreSQL - Generate unique name on insert based on other columns

I have this table: create table people ( id serial primary key, name varchar, surname varchar, uname varchar unique ); I want to generate the value of uname on insert, based on name ...
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Delete array element by index

Is it possible to delete a Postgres array element by index? (Using Postgres 9.3.) I don't see anything for this in the docs (http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.3/static/functions-array.html) but ...
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Combine multiple similar queries into one

I need to calculate a weighted average using the following table. I have to calculate this number for metric_1 up to metric_10. All the metric columns have a value from 1 to 5. ...
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Can bdr only replicate one database per server?

I have installed the new BDR-Solution with PostgreSQL 9.4 and it works like a charm. My Problem: I want to add more databases to the replication but every time if I added the other database and ...
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Postgres configuration, incoming connections

Hello I'm trying to figure out the best way to allow connection from certain ips/hosts to my db instance. I've got an api(s) pointing to the database and right now we do something like this ...
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Group by transformed column

I have a database with creations and orders, and a bunch of tables linking them. I want to extract, for each month, the number of ordered creations, and the sum of amount for these orders, but for a ...
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Create/copy new superuser from an existing one

I have a superuser for a PostgreSQL database, let's call him userX. How can I make a new superuser (let's call him userY) with all the same permissions, access, etc...? Basically, I want a clone of ...
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Integrating Postgres/GIS data in a SQL Server environment without generating 'data islands'

Currently I'm facing a scenario in which a GIS expert is planning on starting to integrate mapping services for several departments within the organization I work for. I handle around 40 mid-sized ...
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Get table name by foreign key

I have a two tables in the database. First table has a foreign key to second table. Can I get second table name by the foreign key from first table?
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Dropped column still has value when recreated with Postgres table of 150M rows

I need to set the column to NULL. Until now, this has worked, but for some reason, on this table which is much larger than the rest, it doesn't seem to be working: ALTER TABLE ...
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Pgpool II : unable to read message length between two network interfaces

Start log file: 2015-03-06 01:57:56: pid 2760: LOG: Setting up socket for 0.0.0.0:9999 2015-03-06 01:57:56: pid 2760: LOG: Setting up socket for :::9999 2015-03-06 01:57:56: pid 2760: LOG: ...
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What is more efficient: text(765) or varchar(765) to store a freeform searchable description?

EDIT : To paraphrase quesiton - at what point do I switch from varchar to text and back? A little background on the question. Let's say we have sales_orders table and we want to be able to keep a ...
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Table with both primary key and unique key

My system requirement defines a unique business/domain/natural key (i.e. <yyyymmdd><branch_id><running_number>, in bigint). Should I use this unique key as primary key or I should ...
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How to avoid duplications using a function

I am using this function in a bulk insert to avoid duplication of url paths. CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION "univ"."gc_landing"(IN _name text, OUT landing_id int4) RETURNS "int4" AS $BODY$ DECLARE ...
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Storing historical data in DB vs on disk

I've been pondering on alternative solutions to speed up data retrieval from my DB. I currently have a relatively large database, about 1 billion rows and growing. We expect the DB to grow linearly ...
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Help converting a MySQL query to postgres

Is it possible to do this query in postgresql? SET @p:= 0; UPDATE t SET x=CEIL((@p:= @p + 1) / $n) ORDER BY id DESC; I'm struggling with the variable syntax. I tried: \set p 0 update t set ...
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Index for a Postgres query with a sort and an equality

This query is very slow: EXPLAIN (ANALYZE, buffers) SELECT * FROM "Follows" AS "Follow" INNER JOIN "Users" AS "followee" ON "Follow"."followeeId" = "followee"."id" WHERE "Follow"."followerId" ...
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How can I tell which client process owns a particular Unix domain socket connection?

I recently tried to call ALTER TABLE, which got blocked because one of the transactions holds a lock on the related table. With the help of #postgresql IRC channel, I managed to track down the problem ...
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How to use language PL/PythonU on a PostgreSQL database via phpPgAdmin?

I am used to PgAdmin III where I can simply create python functions like the following on a PostgreSQL database: CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION pyHello (x integer) RETURNS void AS $$ if x == 1: ...
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PostgreSQL slow update -> does autovacuum have anything to do with it?

I am quite new to PostgreSQL as I only need it to create a map (using PostGIS). So I don't really know on hot how to optimise my DB... I have a table with a lot of polygons that I'd like to save in a ...
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Storage snapshots for consistent backup of postgresql - different data and log volumes

We are running many Linux VM's in a vmware/shared storage environment, each running its own instance of postgreSQL (a mix of 9.0 and 9.3). Currently, the entire VM sits on a single root ...
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Postgres ON DELETE Rule Not Working With WHERE Clause

I'm trying to implement "Soft Deletes" given the following schema: CREATE TABLE categories( id serial not null primary key, num integer, "name" text, deleted_at timestamp default null ); ...
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What postgres sync solution should I use to duplicate production, but read it from another application?

I'm a little out of my league with my current problem, but I'm looking for a solution where the following conditions are met: My production database reads and writes as it currently does My ...
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Using psql with string variable that has two periods

psql -d mydb -U me -h localhost -f db_log.sql -v db_user_string='Me' -v version="1.7.3" into the script begin; create table db_log ( db_owner varchar(255) not null, db_user varchar(255) ...