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SELECT UNION from two views of the same table

(Sorry the the vague title, if anyone want to re-edit, be my guest!) I have these tables and views for a factory inventory module : +----------------------------+ +--------------------------+ | ...
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assign selected columns to a variable

Select sum(column_a) as a, sum(column_b) as b round(a / b) From table Group by column In the example above I am summing two column, and I would like to use those 2 results in calculating ...
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SUM() the result of a stored procedure

I use the Pl/Proxy extension in order to shard a table. It works like a charm, except for this : I have a stored procedure which runs on 4 shards. It looks like this : CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION ...
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How do I list all databases and tables using psql in a pipable format? [duplicate]

This question deals with getting a list. So I get this: $ psql --list List of databases Name | Owner | Encoding | Collate | Ctype | ...
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Does PostgreSQL allow multiple grantees in GRANT commands?

Looking at the PostgreSQL docs it seems that the GRANT command only grants to a single user or role. In fact it doesn't seem to be PostgreSQL alone. Isn't possible to do something like GRANT SELECT ...
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upgrading from Postgresql 9.1 to 9.3 on Ubuntu using Londiste

I am undertaking a project to upgrade our Postgresql production database from 9.1 to 9.3 using Londiste. The reason I choose Londiste is to avoid substantial downtime from restoring the dump file or ...
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group by clause without aggregate function

I've always assumed GROUP BY was designed specifically for aggregate functions and in all other circumstances you should use ORDER BY. For example, we have three tables: orders, shippers, and ...
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How to determine if postgres database contains GiST indexes and what type?

Is there a way to easily check if a PostgreSQL database has any GiST indexes and of what type they are?
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Postgresql query plan differs with limit value making the query slower for lower limits

I have this query: SELECT "table_1".* FROM "table_1" WHERE "table_1"."deleted_at" IS NULL AND "table_1"."table_2_id" = 15797104 ORDER BY "table_1"."id" ASC LIMIT 1 The explain for the query ...
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Restoring pg_dump hangs

Aim: backup a database and restore it in database2 pg_dump A PG Dump has been created by issuing the following command: c:\Temp>pg_dump -U postgres postgres > backupTest2.sql Opening ...
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ERROR: recursive reference to query “najdi_tot” must not appear within its non-recursive term

I have a trouble with the following CTE query: WITH RECURSIVE najdi_tot(sj) AS ( SELECT nad FROM s_vztah WHERE pod=581 UNION SELECT pod FROM s_vztah WHERE nad=581 UNION SELECT ...
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How to handle bad query plan caused by exact equality on range type?

I'm performing an update where I require an exact equality on a tstzrange variable. ~1M rows are modified, and the query takes ~13 minutes. The result of EXPLAIN ANALYZE can be seen here, and the ...
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PostgreSQL 9.3: Primary key violated by a trigger INSERT

My problem Consider a table t with many frequent updates from users, from which only the last few are relevant. In order to keep the table size reasonable, whenever a new row is inserted old rows ...
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How can I time SQL-queries using psql from command line?

I am sorry, I cannot comment, so I am posting a new question. There is already a question "How can I time SQL-queries using psql?" but I am missing answer how to do that from command line. How to run ...
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How to apply a newly-created Domain to an existing Column?

In Postgres 9.4 Beta 1, I successfully created a domain of type VARCHAR, fuel_domain_. The domain checks that a value is any of 5 possible strings, coal, gas, wind, hydro, other. CREATE DOMAIN ...
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Pagination with PostgreSQL 9.3: counting number of pages

I'm implementing pagination and sorting of rows in, let's say, products table, using multicolumn index on category, score and id. -- index create index category_score_id on products(category, score, ...
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Is there a way to replicate Postgres databases in Amazon RDS between regions?

We have a Postgres RDS instance in the AWS Oregon Region. For some supposed legal reasons, we have to host our client's European data in the Ireland AWS Region, but we need that data synchronized to ...
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PGBouncer Pause Waits for Remote Connection to Close

I'm testing the pgbouncer "pause" feature to minimize database downtime when a database restart is required. For this test, I have a remote psql session connected to my database through pgbouncer. ...
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Can't list users - “select * from user” returns only one row with one column

I have a heroku postgres add-on database with a user table. However, when I attempt to select * from user, all I get is: current_user ---------------- rtsjlhdfptlaqd (1 row) The table name is ...
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Restrict two specific column values from existing at the same time

I have a PostgreSQL example table where at most one row that is not of type 'c' should be allowed. I would appreciate any help creating a constraint that will enforce this. CREATE TABLE example ( ...
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Efficient way to insert/update/delete table records from complex query in Postgres 9.x

I have this function which returns a set a records and I need to persist those records into a table. I have to do it hundred times a day. My initial approach was just clear data from my table and re-...
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PostgreSQL 9.3 - Performance Issue: Counting table entries slower with jdbc postgres driver

I'm using PostgreSQL 9.3 and want to ask if it is possible to improve the performance of my queries based on the following database schema: CREATE TABLE "entities" ( "id" BIGSERIAL, "type" INT ...
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Why can a new user select from any table?

When I create a user in Postgres, create user test with password 'test'; The user ends up being able to connect to every database in the instance. The user can also select from any table: # psql -...
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Trying to connect to PostgreSQL with Entity Framework via Npgsql and C#

So, I'm new to databases and only have done a little with PostgreSQL before. I have C# (visual studio 2012) and have downloaded the Entity framework (6). I have also downloaded the latest Npgsql data ...
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PostgreSQL equivalent of mysqld --bootstrap or mysqld --init-file

I'm trying to automate initializing a postgresql data directory, with a user and a default database pre-created. I know I can do this by running postgresql backgrounded and using createdb and ...
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Can a connection's prepared statements be altered by Postgres's admin functionality? [closed]

I am trying to tamper proof as best as possible a peer to peer application. I am concerned that the prepared statements will be altered. Can the Postgres admin alter a connection's prepared ...
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Postgres-9.1 having more Idle connections

The connections were created 2 days before. Can I kill the process manually by using the below query? select pg_terminate_backend(procpid) from pg_stat_activity where datname = 'mydb' and procpid <...
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For alignment optimized table is bigger than original table - why?

In another question I learned that I should optimize the layout from one of my tables to save space and have better performance. I did this, but ended up with a larger table than before and ...
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Problems installing Postgis extension on Ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with Postgres 9.3 and I'm trying to install Postgis extension. One of the most recommended and straightforward ways I found is very simple: sudo apt-get install postgresql-contrib ...
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What is the impact of building Postgres with --disable-thread-safety option?

I am a newbie in the database field. Recently I have been trying to install Postgres 9.3.4 on AIX 6.1. When I was building the code with the configure command, I ran into this error: checking thread ...
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Good layout of 3d point data for spatial queries in Postgres?

Like shown in another question, I deal with a lot (>10,000,000) entries of points in a 3D space. These points are defined like this: CREATE TYPE float3d AS ( x real, y real, z real); If I am ...
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Is 'internallength' always useful in custom type definition in Postgres?

In our database we use a custom type to store 3D locations: CREATE TYPE float3d AS ( x real, y real, z real); In many examples I see INTERNALLENGTH used as a parameter with the definition of ...
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starting pgbouncer on startup

I installed pgbouncer and configured it and it starts only via using this command pgbouncer /etc/pgbouncer/pgbouncer.ini however using service pgbouncer start it dose not start. I then set up ...
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Replicate single table from Postgres 9.3 replica

I have an existing Postgres 9.3 server acting as a read-only replica using the built-in streaming replication. I need to replicate a single table from a database on that server to another physical ...
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Index that is not used, yet influences query

I've got a PostgreSQL 9.3 table with some numbers and some additional data: CREATE TABLE mytable ( myid BIGINT, somedata BYTEA ) This table currently has about 10M records and takes 1GB of ...
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PL/pgSQL function or rCTE to detect depth of relations between two tables

I need to perform a PostgreSQL Function for checking the depth of relations. There is a circular binding from table a to b, back to another element in a and, in some cases back again to b. These ...
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Checking whether two tables have identical content in PostgreSQL

This has already been asked on Stack Overflow, but only for MySQL. I'm using PostgreSQL. Unfortunately (and surprisingly) PostgreSQL does not seem to have something like CHECKSUM table. A PostgreSQL ...
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Missing the pg_ctl package in Postgres 9.3 installation

I have installed postgresql 9.3 on ubuntu 14.04 using "apt-get install postgresql". Everything was going well until I discovered that I do not have access to the "pg_ctl" commands. Installing the ...
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How to make inet_server_addr() return localhost in spite of ::1/128

How to make inet_server_addr() return an name as IPv4?
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Database Design for classifieds site [closed]

I'm creating a classifieds site where there are many categories and subcategories. 1) Each category has different fields. 2) Each listing has one or more images I need help with the database design. ...
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Auto increment char varying column prefixed with some characters

I have a table in PostgreSQL for hospital patients and I want to make a primary key for it as PAT0000001 (char varying) and to keep that field as auto-increment as well. Is there a way to achieve ...
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Database Design Help: MySql/PostgreSQL Single Database/Multiple Databases

We are planning to build a web based custom business analytics tool using PHP and MySQL/PostgreSQL. In our application, we are planning to upload customer’s data using a Excel sheet and these data ...
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Improve performance on concurrent UPDATEs for a timestamp column in Postgres

I am using a timestamp column called updated_at for cache invalidation. More information on this particular technique here. The queries all have the same format UPDATE "managers" SET "updated_at" = '...
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Filling in missing dates in record set from generate_series()

Consider: with days as (select day::date from generate_series(date '2013-01-01', date '2013-01-01' + 365, interval '1 day' day) day ) select 'Inspections'::text as data_label, count(i.reporting_id) ...
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Why is my composite index not used for this table?

I am working with a fairly complicated schema, but I've simplified it for the purposes of this question. Table "public.scheduler_appointment" Column | Type ...
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PostgreSQL - If I run multiple queries concurrently, under what circumstances would I see a speedup? Under what circumstances would I see a slowdown?

I approach you all humbly as one who is NOT a DBA, and I'm sure that my question is fraught with conceptual shortcomings and "it depends on" land mines. I'm also pretty sure that all of you who ...
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How to change schema so that account_id reference is unique among 3 tables

Original image: Updated to have more-correct terminology and an 'is_debit' column: I am designing a (PostgreSQL) schema for a lottery website that uses double-entry accounting. 'jackpots', 'users'...
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How to construct a set-based query for subset problem?

I have a DB of the following structure (picture shows simplified version) How should I construct a query to get only those recipees, that can be cooked, i.e. for each ingredient in a receipe ...
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postgres - generating documents for full text search taking forever and eating up disk space

We use PostgreSQL and Django-Haystack with Elasticsearch for search on our service, and were thinking of switching to Postgres's built in full text search because of various annoyances using a NoSQL ...
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Should one always VACUUM ANALYZE before REINDEXing in PostgreSQL 8.4?

Early in the morning every day a pgAgent job refreshes the contents of table A from table B on my PostgreSQL 8.4 database. Table A contains around 140k records across 91 columns and has two indexes - ...