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Create index on very large table with many shared values

I'm looking to create an index on a large table (~50 million rows) on a field with lots of non-unique values. Table schema looks like: Column | Type | Modifiers | Storage | Stats ...
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ERROR: loop variable of FOREACH must be a known variable or list of variables

I have few FOREACH loops in my functions. The loops seem to perfectly agree with the official postgresql documentation. This error message is returned: ERROR: loop variable of FOREACH must be a known ...
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Postgres SQL Database Recovery

I am recovering a corrupted database, which may not really of had problems, but the server did. The host has restored a backup of the VM image (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS), however, its 10 days old, which is ...
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How to delete rows from a table when we're joining and return data?

I have two queries: The first one is as below: SELECT * FROM batch bp INNER JOIN sender_log sl ON sl.id=bp.log_id AND bp.protocol='someprotocol' The second query is used to delete rows: ...
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I have an INSTEAD OF trigger, but PostgreSQL still complains while I insert into view

I have created a view and an INSTEAD OF trigger for inserting/ updating/ deleting from that view. Now I have tried to insert some data to the view, and PostgreSQL returns following error (translation ...
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Rows into Column

I want to make the above view vConsolPrchOrd like below: Database: PostgreSQL 9.2 I want to create a Crystal Report with this view (I asked about this on Stack Overflow).
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PostGis getting rid of the lat long from table

This question is related to this question : Order by distance Now my tables have changed a bit. Table cafes now doesn't have latitude, longitude columns instead there are table addresses which ...
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Update all columns from another table

I need to update a table from another one, and I need to update all columns. Besides listing every column in the SET clause, is there a way to update them all at once? Like this: update tableA set * ...
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Change posgresql 9.3 slave roll password

I need to change the password on my slave posgresql server, because the person who set it up left the password the same as the password for the super user account on our other server. When I run ...
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High volume data aggregation

I need to aggregate incoming data and save the resulting aggregates to a table. A sample of the data is below. id,time 1967,2014-04-12 00:42:55+00 1967,2014-04-12 00:42:51+00 1972,2014-04-12 ...
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WAL archiving from a standby backup strategy Postgresql 9.3

I am trying to figure out if wal archiving from a standby is possible and a viable option for a backup strategy on Postgresql 9.3. The idea is to be able to take regular base backups and wal ...
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Is there a First() aggregate function in postgresql that returns the exact same type as the input?

Full question re-write I'm looking a First() aggregate function. Here I found something that almost works: CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION public.first_agg ( anyelement, anyelement ) RETURNS anyelement ...
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What happens when we call pg_dump while users are still using the system?

We have a web application with PostgreSQL as our database and use celery background tasks for somewhat complex task. At the very beginning of this complex task we take a backup of the database using ...
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PostgreSQL - Out of memory on count group by query

I'm trying to execute the following statement in PostgreSQL database: create table tmp_nodes as select node_id,count(way_id) as count from way_nodes group by node_id; This query fails because the ...
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Adding additional condition significantly degrades performance

Have the following query: SELECT * FROM table_A INNER JOIN table_B ON /* conditions */ INNER JOIN table_C ON /* conditions */ INNER JOIN table_D ON /* conditions */ WHERE table_B.state = 'active' ...
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Difference between now() and current_timestamp

In PostgreSQL, I use the now() and current_timestamp function and I see no difference: # SELECT now(), current_timestamp; now | now ...
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Database design for small startup

For a small startup that doesn't have much expected traction in the very beginning. We are currently working with only one postgres database without replications and at risk of failures. I've done ...
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Postgresql JDBC Table Valued Parameters [closed]

MSSQL has a great feature called Table Valued Parameters. It allows you to pass a table of a custom data to stored procedures and functions. I was wondering what is the equivalent in PostgreSQL, if ...
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Returning empty string when string_agg has no records

I am trying to return a text field in a PostgreSQL query that is of the form 'stringOne' || string_agg(field, ',') || 'stringTwo' where for certain elements in the group clause, field is always ...
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How to create function(table_name) that returns a set of the table

I have a set of tables that share the same fields (some timestamps and users names used for version control). I need to create a function with dynamic sql that uses a table_name and a timestamp as ...
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Merge left outer join column

I have a query that use left outer join. something like that : select issues.id, journal.notes from issues left outer join on (issues.id = journal.issue_id and journal.notes != '') So far it ...
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PostgreSQL 9.3 on Ubuntu Server 12.04 v.s. MS SQL Server 2008 R2 on Windows 7 Ultima

I have searched many articles in Google about the performance of PostgreSQL vs MS SQL 2008 R2 and found that many of those articles say the performance of PostgreSQL is better than that of MSSQL 2008 ...
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Is there a psql equivalent of bash's reverse-search-history?

I am very fond of bash's reverse-search-history (C-r) (command-line feature): Search backward starting at the current line and moving ‘up’ through the history as necessary. This is an incremental ...
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Unnest multiple arrays into rows

I have been shown a great way to bulkinsert with this example: WITH p AS ( INSERT INTO parent_table (column_1) SELECT $1 RETURNING id) INSERT INTO child_table (parent_table_id, ...
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postgresql being slow on count distinct for dates

I have a very simple, but very big, table. Its schema is like this (yadda int, yadda1 int, yaddate date, ... other stuff). Now, yaddate has an index by itself and it is also in other indexes ...
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Unable to Start PostgreSQL. kernel's SHMMAX parameter exceeded you limit

When I am trying to start my PostgreSQL I get the following error in the Postgresql.log file: FATAL: could not create shared memory segment: Invalid argument DETAIL: Failed system call was ...
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Postgresql condition on subquery results

This is a new question based on the solution to my previous question I have the following tables: users int (pk) user_id date last_visit int (fk) local_site sites int (pk) site_id site_stats ...
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Insert a file into PostgreSQL BYTEA field using PHP

The previous answers have been horribly complex for the scope of this project. I want to take the $_POST result as a variable and insert it into a BYTEA field of a table. $_SESSION['username'] = ...
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Postgresql not using GIN trigram index when performing non-ASCII LIKE query?

Steps to reproduce Create database CREATE DATABASE citiesdb WITH OWNER = citiesowner ENCODING = 'UTF8' TABLESPACE = pg_default LC_COLLATE = 'C' LC_CTYPE = 'C' ...
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While importing 150 GB file on Amazon RDS, why connection is failing?

I am having Postgres database dump file of 150 GB on Amazon EC2 instance. While dumping the data on RDS from EC2 server I am getting error. The output of the command is as given below. It's giving ...
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Tuning Postgres for Single connection use? Or is postgres wrong tool?

Any rules of thumb for work_mem, maintenance_work_mem, shared_buffer, etc. for a database that DOESN'T anticipate concurrent connections and that is doing lots of aggregate functions? I'm a social ...
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Update query taking 8x times in hot standby environment of Postgresql

I configured streaming replication (hot standby) and tested the update query on it. The update query is taking 8 times more when compared with stand-alone PostgreSQL (9.2 version) system. Some ...
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Recovering a partial PostgreSQL archive

I have $PGDATA/base but nothing else. It was taken from an installation after the postgreSQL service was shutdown, so is clean. Is there any way to recreate the other elements in $PGDATA that allow ...
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How do I sort the results of a recursive query in an expanded tree-like fashion?

Let's assume you have a nodes tables like this: CREATE TABLE nodes ( node serial PRIMARY KEY, parent integer NULL REFERENCES nodes(node), ts timestamp NOT NULL DEFAULT now() ); It ...
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How slow is slow in postgres?

I'm working with postgres for the first time. I have a lot of experience with small / medium size data analysis (i.e. things that fit in ram and can be analyzed in R, Stata, Matlab, etc.), but am now ...
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What's better here - a single column or multicolumn primary key?

Let's assume you have a table groups and a table item. Each item belongs to exactly one group. It is an inherent part of that group. An item cannot exist outside of a group and it cannot be moved to ...
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Why write ahead logs in PostgreSQL are generated every second

PostgreSQL version 9.2 generates write ahead log (WAL) every second i.e. 60 WALs are generated in one minute. Is it possible to make them occur less frequently? Is it possible to increase the WAL ...
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Increased performance from single statement, multiple row inserts?

I'm currently obsessing over bulk inserts via prepared statements with libpqxx. I am far from a database expert and even further when it comes to Postgres, but just thinking superficially, it doesn't ...
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PostgreSQL extending UPDATE query

I have the following update query to populate a table storing user stats users: int (pk) user_id date last_visit int (fk) local_site sites: int (pk) site_id site_stats: int (fk) site_id ...
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Is PostgreSQL or ElasticSearch/Solr the right tool for this kind of query? [closed]

Here is an example of the current PostgreSQL query: SELECT a.*, a.al_location <-> '(someLon, someLat)' AS d FROM al_app.al_activity AS a WHERE to_tsvector('simple', a.al_keywords) @@ ...
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Select query for returning different data based on creation time

I have a view, which will Select data from table reports the select will filter the data based on multiple dates. reports table: id, key_id, position, created_at My select: pr.key_id, ...
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Postgresql not working: error

My Postgres was working fine on my ubuntu 12.10 before i installed postgres-xc and execute a command initdb for changing encoding. After that it started showing error like: psql: could not ...
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PostgreSQL 9.0 how to reclaim disk space after delete without rebuilding table?

Our PostgreSQL 9.0 Windows production server is running low on space. In our 100GB database, we have a large table containing TOASTed binary data. We have deleted some rows and need to return the ...
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postgresql bigserial or sequence using jpa

I'm a java developer working with jpa, before to define the indexes in my entities i would like to known which one is faster o better to use?.
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Adding unsigned 256 bit integers in PostgreSQL

I was wondering if there would be any way to do the following in PostgreSQL: UPDATE cryptotable SET work = work + 'some big hexadecimal number' where work is an unsigned 256 bit number. Right now ...
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Data Corruption on base backups created with wal-e?

I have streaming replication setup on Postgresql 9.1 with two machines on AWS EC2. The master has a cron job that does a daily base backup using the wal-e tool and uploading it to Amazon's S3 storage. ...
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Using dynamic column names in PostgreSQL

I am using PostgreSSQL 8.3. I want to execute this query: select COALESCE(col_fr,col,'Unknown') from my_table where id = 'abc'; Twist in the story is column name colum_fr should be generated ...
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Select records for a day and a day - 1 day

From one table, I want to get the records from one column position when the created_at = Today and when the created_at = created_at - 1.day COALESCE(array_agg(DISTINCT pr.position)) AS position, ...
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How to Configure PostgreSQL Hotstandby Automatic Failover

So I have configured two postgeSQL servers to have hotstand by streaming, now my question is, how can I configure it so that when the master server goes down, the slave server will become the new ...
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What is the “last” data that get's backed up, when running pg_dump on a live server?

I'm wondering: If I start doing a pg_dump of a very large database (it would take hours), that is still running actively receiving writes, what is then the last data that goes into the backup? Is it: ...