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Inheritance and its alternatives in PostgreSQL

I make an archaeological database in PostgreSQL 9.2. The description of archaeological context has a subdivision between different types of context. I'm not sure how to implement it: 1) to violate ...
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Postgres RIGHT JOIN with custom array

I'm using Postgres 9.1 and want to get a result with some blanks where there is no data. My query looks like the following: SELECT institution_id FROM ... WHERE institution_id IN (1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9) ...
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Error: set_valued function called in context that cannot accept a set. What is it about?

I use Postgresql 9.1, with ubuntu 12.04. Inspired by Craig's answer to my question Concatenation of setof type or setof record I thought I would go well with using return query, setof record, and a ...
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How to turn the foreign key constraints on and off while db restore in postgres? [closed]

After using below the backup cmd in a db with 250+ tables: pg_dump -h localhost -p portNum -U userName -f fileName -o dbName I tried restoring it with the following command: psql -h localhost -p ...
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Concatenation of setof type or setof record

I use Postgresql 9.1 with Ubuntu 12.04. In a plpgsql function I try to concatenate setof type returned from another function. the type pair_id_value in question is created with create type ...
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Postgres continuous backups - should WAL numbers be sequential after pg_start_backup call?

I'm using PostgreSQL WAL archiving and pg_start_backup as outlined in the Continuous Archiving section of the Postgres manual to backup a large database. Twice a month we do a full backup and every ...
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How to access the number of rows accumulated by RETURNs in PL/pgSQL

When performing RETURN QUERY ... in a PL/pgSQL function, is it possible afterwards to directly access the number of rows accumulated into the pile of records, which are returned when the function ...
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Monitoring real-time statistics on PostgreSQL

I need to monitor the DB performance on a distributed system with multiple databases. Some of the database servers use pgbouncer to pool connections and in those servers I can connect to pgbouncer and ...
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Custom unique column constraint, only enforced if one column has a specific value

Is it possible to have a custom unique column constraint as follows? Suppose I have two cols, subset and type, both strings (though the data types probably doesn't matter). If type is "true", then ...
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Special syntax sth.name() in the CREATE FUNCTION statement, what does it mean?

In this SO question about stored procedures in plpgsql, the stored procedure look like sth.name(). I don't know what is the meaning of the prefix sth. For example: create or replace function ...
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Correct use of VOLATILE COST (and ROWS) indications in Postgresql stored procedure

While looking at several examples of pl/python and pl/pgsql, I have seen many - but not all - using volatile cost. ie: CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION my_function() RETURNS setof record AS $BODY$ -- ...
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PostgreSQL CREATE EXTENSION file not found error on Mac OS

On PostgreSQL 9.2.3 when trying this: CREATE EXTENSION btree_gist; I get this error: ERROR: could not open extension control file "/opt/local/share/postgresql92/extension/btree_gist.control": ...
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Postgresql query speed

This is my first time seriously attempting to get into the guts of the speed of a query on Postgres, and I was hoping for some more explanation of exactly what is going on. I am using Postgres v 9.1 ...
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PostgreSQL EXCLUDE USING error: Data type integer has no default operator class

In PostgreSQL 9.2.3 I am trying to create this simplified table: CREATE TABLE test ( user_id INTEGER, startend TSTZRANGE, EXCLUDE USING gist (user_id WITH =, startend WITH &&) ); ...
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Cannot `create function` in plpython3u, permission denied

As postgres user, I have create extension plpython3u; in my database then I have set the plpython3u to trusted: select lanpltrusted from pg_language where lanname like 'plpython3u'; returns true but ...
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Achieve PostgreSQL hstore functionality in MySQL

Please suggest any MySQL 5.5+ Engine that can support collection of key-value pairs be stored in any column of a table. I don't know if this feature is available out of the box in MySQL like ...
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postgres backup / restore: restored database much smaller?

I am worried that my restored database is very different from the original: #check size of postgres database postgres@db1:/tmp$ psql -c "select pg_size_pretty(pg_database_size('test_db'));" ...
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Cannot use python3 as stored procedure language in posgresql database

I want to have python3 in my postgresql database for writing stored procedures. Being in the psql client, when I enter the command create extension plpython3u I get the error: couldn't open ...
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Does avg_query for PgBouncer include update and inserts?

Trying to tune our application and would like to know if the stats data that pgBouncer shows as avg_query, according to the PgBouncer docs on usage: avg_query Average query duration in ...
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Recursive query using plpgsql

I'm trying to write a plpgsql function that recursively returns a set of columns from records in a tree structure. I have a data table and a table to link the data together: DATATABLE ----------- id ...
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pessimistic locking and client death

We are considering pessimistic locking for our project (SELECT ... FOR UPDATE); as we are used to optimistic locking, we are afraid about the operation of the server being blocked on such a lock (lock ...
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Log statements from within triggers in Postgresql

I have several sql statements running in some of my plpgsql triggers. I've enabled logging with the log_statement = 'all'. It logs the 'triggering statement', but not the statements within the query ...
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Will table inheritance in PostgreSql suit this situation?

Let's start off by saying, I'm new to PSQL and coming from a MSSQL background. I'm starting to design a DB in PSQL. So my main aim is to have a Main schema in this DB, which I am going to use to ...
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PostgresSQL: Get single attribute of UDT in SELECT statement

I created a user-defined type in a PostgreSQL 9.2 database and am trying in the SELECT statement to get only an attribute of the UDT. However, I don't seem to get my code to work. Creation of type ...
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A stored procedure to bulk load in Postgres or Oracle given a URL [closed]

Is there a stored procedure available in Postgres or Oracle that does a bulk load given a URL, as in: url_bulkload csvFile.ctl Where csvFile.ctl is # # csvFile.ctl -- Control file to load CSV ...
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Avoiding repetition without creating a view

Suppose that I have a query Q1 and I need to run a query like the following: Q1 union select * from (some query that uses Q1 outcome) I would like to do that: Without creating any view Without ...
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Create log file only for my executed queries

I have been using the following to set up the log file: log_statement='all', log_collector='on', log_destination='on', log_filename='filename' After that, for testing I just executed a query ...
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How to Model / Quickly test for set membership in SQL?

Each row in a table needs to be protected a list of application specific roles lets say something that looks like this example below Desired Table Structure pkey | data | roles ...
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clusterdb stopped working for PostgreSQL database in Ubuntu 12.04 server

After a fresh PostgreSQL install (version 9.2) on my Ubuntu server 12.04, clusterdb utility stopped working. I used the same config files as I used with version 9.1. Below is the actual command: ...
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Very slow DELETE in PostgreSQL, workaround?

I have a database on PostgreSQL 9.2 that has a main schema with around 70 tables and a variable number of identically structured per-client schemas of 30 tables each. The client schemas have foreign ...
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VACUUM returning disk space to operating system

VACUUM usually does not return disk space to operating system, except in some special cases. From the docs: The standard form of VACUUM removes dead row versions in tables and indexes and marks ...
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Create database on new partition

I use postgresql 9.1, on ubuntu 12.04. I had installed the depot package. I have added a new partition to my system, and I would like to create a postgresql database on this partition ( which will be ...
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Create Log file for insert,update and delete records and retrive the log details

How to create/update log file for each modifications(insert,update,delete) in my database. i cant find any feasible methods to achieve so. can anybody know how to implement this.? if so then please ...
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Retrieving all PK and FK

I have a big database that I need to extract all primary keys and foreign keys from each table. I have pgAdmin III. Is there a way to do this automatically and not go over each table manually?
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get account activity in postgresql

I have a old DB with bunch of accounts. One of them is used for sure but for 5 of them or so there is no information. Is there any info in the system table in Postgresql when was the last login or ...
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How to determine if a postgres database needs to be vaccumed?

Given a PostgreSQL database what command can be used to determine if the database needs to vacuumed? UPDATE I am working with client who is evaluating postgres but I am not a DBA, I just happen to ...
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What is a good way to determine the performance I should expect from a PostgreSQL server?

Trying to figure out how I should expect my database to perform. Basically, I need to determine when the server I have set up is reaching its performance limits - which would help me plan server ...
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Postgresql: Difference between pg_dump and backup/restore?

Don't they essentially do the same thing by storing all the data in a file and dumping it into another database? Is it that pg_dump just adds the data on to whatever is already there and restore ...
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Find “n” consecutive free numbers from table

I have some table with numbers like this (status is either FREE or ASSIGNED) id_set number status ----------------------- 1 000001 ASSIGNED 1 000002 FREE 1 000003 ...
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SOLVED: Postgres 8.4.5: Bad query plan vs Good query plan when changing date range on large data table

SOLVED. I was able to resolve this issue by altering the time.date column to allow 1000 stats: ALTER TABLE time ALTER COLUMN date SET STATISTICS 1000; Now the queries are running very fast, down to ...
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Permission denied in Postgres

I added the user myuserto Postgres. Then I added the database mydatabase in the pgAdmin III GUI and restored from a backup file. So the owner of mydatabase is the superuser postgres. Then I tried to ...
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After Rackspace server creation, PostgreSQL query planner doesn't work as expected

We created an image of one of our database servers in Rackspace. Then, we created a new server using that image, expecting things to work. However, the index performance we have seen seems to be ...
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Where are PostgreSQL databases stored on my computer?

So this might be a stupid question, but I'm really new to this. So I'm making a Postgres database on the postgres server, that I started up with this command: sudo -u postgres psql And then I did ...
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Does PgBouncer create a separate pool for every database config entry?

If I set up a pgbouncer.ini config file with several database entries, does pgBouncer create a separate pool for each one? I would think so, but have not been able to confirm this. For example, ...
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postgresql 8.3 possible checkpoint and memory misconfiguration

I am using postgresql 8.3 in a read/write heavy application where data are being written to the database from a background process while they are also being read/written from a web application. At ...
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Postgres Automated Install

Is it possible to automatically create a database after a postgres one click install (from Enterprise DB)?
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How to best use connection pooling in SQLAlchemy for PgBouncer transaction-level pooling?

Using SQLAlchemy to query a PostgreSQL database behind PgBouncer, using transaction-level pooling. What is the best pattern to use for this kind of set up? Should I have one-engine-per-process, ...
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How to properly configure PostgreSQL RAM usage?

Using PostgreSQL, we have several hundred concurrent processes doing regular database access. We have our data spread out through several database servers, each of which houses a connection pool with ...
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How to properly configure pgBouncer transaction level pooling?

What is a good way to determine the number of available transaction connections when using pgBouncer to pool database connections? Also, how should I determine the number of max_connections and ...
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QGIS PostGIS Authentication Failure with “trust” option

I'm trying to setup a PostGIS db using PostgreSQL 9.1 on Ubuntu 12.04. I've set up the database, created a user account "jay" with no password, added spatial functionality following section 2.5 here, ...