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How to execute two transactions concurrently in PostgreSQL?

I want to execute two transactions concurrently in pgAdmin: --The first transaction should modify the age of Paul BEGIN; DECLARE newage INTEGER; --the original age of Paul is 32 newage := Select age ...
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Postgresql import user from linux

I install postgresql 9.2 on a Ubuntu 12.10 machine I tried to import linux's user to postgresql but only way I can figure out is CREATE USER Jack WITH PASSWORD '1234'; and do it 10 times (if ...
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Why won't pg_basebackup output go to log?

I run a nightly pg_basebackup from a cron job (Postgres 9.3 on debian "wheezy"), but the backup has been failing. It actually creates output, but the .tar file is corrupt and won't extract. I went to ...
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Postgres query plans and tuning parameters

I have a query for which the explain plan indicates that the cost for using a seq scan is lower than the cost for using an index that I have set up. However the actual time for the query is 20 times ...
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PostgreSQL: options for large table

I'm working on a project dealing with genomic data in a Postgres database. There is one table in particular which is causing trouble. It is slowly approaching a billion rows and has three columns: ...
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PostgreSQL ODBC and Microsoft Access date/time in aggregate functions

I am trying to replace our MS Access 2003 databases with PostgreSQL 9.3. The first step is to use our MS Access front end to the upsized databases in PostgreSQL. Everything seems to work very well ...
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Sharing state across CTEs more efficiently?

Let's say I am trying to build an opinion poll app, such that I can create a template of an opinion poll, give it multiple sections/questions, assign multiple people to different copies of a given ...
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How can I convert a string to a double precision in PostgreSQL? [on hold]

How can I convert a string to a double precision in PostgreSQL ? I tried something like : update points set latitude2 = cast(latitude as double) ; where latitude is a string and latitude2 is a ...
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Performing search on a column by query

Up until today I've used LIKE %term% to query for rows on particular column term. Then I've read about FULL TEXT index. And I think I misunderstood how Full text index works. I have an API that ...
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Is there some tricks to better index a URL column in postgres?

I'm working with a table that needs fast retrieve rows by its url column. But they all will be starting with http://www.: http://www.google.com http://www.amazon.com http://www.stackoverflow.com I ...
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Postgres 9.4 - How to really grant all privileges on a database to another user?

Just a heads up, I'm fairly new at this whole DBA thing. Okay, with that out of the way I've been struggling mightily lately with granting access to a database in postgres to a user. Let's call the ...
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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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PostgreSQL: a Login Role which can select from any Views

I need to write a SQL file which must do the following: create a role called 'selection' grant connect/usage to the current database grant select/execute to all views of all schemas (or at least on ...
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Conditionaly query in postgresql function

I have a simple query below : CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION companies_all_teams( ...
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How can I calculate the difference between my time column in seconds? [closed]

I have got a large database, one of the columns is the time with this format "08:27:22" and I am looking to find out the difference of seconds between the "open doors" and "close door" events. The ...
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Combining separate ranges into largest possible contiguous ranges

I'm trying to combine multiple date ranges that may or may not overlap into the largest possible contiguous date ranges. For example: Data: CREATE TABLE test ( id SERIAL PRIMARY KEY NOT NULL, ...
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Postgres uses a lot of cpu

First of all, I am a bit newbie in case of postgres database but I was requested to check this out. The problem is that postgres processes occupy time to time almost 100% inside the linux system - I ...
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Could not open file “pg_clog/0000”: No such file or directory

My local PostgreSql 9.2 database won't start anymore this morning. I am on Windows 7. Yesterday, I performed a Windows Update before going to bed. I have checked the log and found: 2014-05-28 ...
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Problems restoring backup from base backup + WAL with WAL-E

I'm trying to do nightly restores of the main database on a separate node. I want to do weekly full restores and nightly restores by consuming the latest WAL files. On the master I have wal_level = ...
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Postgres Query Optimisation (Rails App)

I have a very slow running SQL query that is run from my Rails app using the Model.find_by_sql method. I've made a number of optimisations but it's still extremely slow. It would be great if anyone ...
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pgpool2 setup on master-slave replication using postgreql 9.1

I have already setup 2 ubuntu server 12.04 LTS on my local machine using virtual box and is using the master-slave replication (postgresql 9.1). 192.168.0.109 = master 192.168.0.110 = slave my ...
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Unsupported languages in Postgres Full text search

My web application supports 3 languages, English, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese. I understand that Traditional Chinese and Vietnamese is not supported in Postgres' Full Text Search. If I were to go ...
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GRANT USAGE on all schemas in a database? postgres

I want to GRANT USAGE to a user/role for a given database. The database has many schemas. I know there's an ON ALL TABLES IN SCHEMA, but I want "all schemas". I tried GRANT USAGE .. ON DATABASE, but ...
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Spiky COMMIT results in performance slowdowns with Postgres 8.4

We just installed performance monitoring on our web application, and we're seeing a spiky pattern in response times from our Postgres 8.4 server. The spikes correspond with significant slowdown in our ...
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PostgreSQL Backup and restore, sizes are different

I Have a Wordpress database in my postgreSQL, in phppgadmin this database is shown with the size of 273 MB. I've ran sudo -u postgres pg_dump -Fp -f wordpress.sql wordpress to do the database backup, ...
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Postgresql: Aggregate objects into an (json) array (subquery issues)

I'm sorry for the vague title, but I simply don't know the right words to describe this. I have this query that transforms a bunch of columns into an object that works just fine: SELECT ...
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Most idiomatic way to implement UPSERT in Postgresql nowadays

I've read about different UPSERT implementations in PostgreSQL, but all of these solutions are relatively old or relatively exotic (using writeable CTE, for example). And I'm just not a psql expert ...
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How to update array fields in a table in Postgresql?

Say I have a table defined as following: CREATE TABLE my_tbl ( id bigint, a1 bigint[], a2 bigint[] ); I would like to create a stored procedure to append values to a1 and a2. Is this ...
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How do I reset the postgres password for PostgreSQL on Windows?

I have installed PostgreSQL on my Windows machine for development. Now I haven't used it for a while, and have forgotten the password for user postgres (default admin user in PostgreSQL). How can I ...
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Forgotten PostgreSQL Windows password

This morning I’ve been trying to connect the Postgresql database on my Windows 7 professional desktop. The default value is ‘postgres’, but sure enough I forgot what password I used when I originally ...
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PostgreSQL query - works locally but not on AWS RDS

We have a large query that works fine locally but deadlocks on AWS RDS. According to cloudwatch we are not resource bound on CPU, disk or iops and nothing else should be accessing these tables. The ...
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how to migrate data between two distincts tables

I have a database with millions of records in a table users. I need to collect this data, tranform to a new format (removing a field, for example) and save it to another database. I'm currently doing ...
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Starting the Database Server postgres [on hold]

OS X 10.10, postgres 9.3.5, installed from here I had to initialize the datacluster manually, as stated on the site, through $ /usr/local/pgsql/bin/initdb -U postgres \ That worked fine. At the ...
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Unable to point out Exact cause behind anonymous block failure(Postgresql) [on hold]

DO $$ DECLARE customer_list varchar[]; customer_schema varchar(100); BEGIN customer_list=ARRAY(select cname from customer); -- Get a ...
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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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Tuning a Postgres INSERT only database

I am designing a database which will have many inserts and selects, but no updates. Are there any considerations to take (in order to have high query performance) while knowing no tuple updates will ...
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Use a value for a Postgresql setting in a trigger

We're using a trigger to track changes in various database tables. This works fine. Now we want to be able to track the changes back to the web request that caused them. I'd like to be able to use ...
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Optimize view (and underlying table) for averaging timestamps into hours

I have this table: CREATE TABLE spp.rtprices ( "interval" timestamp without time zone NOT NULL, rtlmp numeric(12,6), rtmcc numeric(12,6), rtmcl numeric(12,6), node_id integer NOT NULL, ...
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Partial unique constraint spanning multiple tables in postgres

To enforce partial uniqueness in postgres, it is a well known workaround to create a partial unique index instead of an explicit constraint, like so: CREATE TABLE possession ( possession_id serial ...
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mongodb on-premise: will it work? [on hold]

We are planning to package MongoDB-PostgreSQL hybrid solution in our application that will be deployed on customer site on-premise. It will be packaged as a software virtual appliance. Our reason for ...
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Print to console as SQL executes

When executing multiple SQL commands, such as in the pgAdmin SQL Editor, how can I print some strings to the console (output pane in pgAdmin). I want to monitor execution. UPDATE x SET a = b WHERE a ...
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postgresql won't install dependencies

Please help me figure out why postgresql isn't playing nice with updating. I can't find anything on SO or Google that remedies this problem. This is a production server and a distribution reinstall ...
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List MATERIALIZED VIEWs in PostgreSQL that do not have a UNIQUE index

Postgresql 9.4 allows to REFRESH materialized views CONCURRENTLY, if they have a UNIQUE index. I am looking fo a SQL-query that lists all materialized views that DO NOT have such a UNIQUE or PRIMARY ...
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Confused over encoding/locale in postgresql

I am a little confused over the difference between encoding and locale as it pertains to the postgresql database. When initializing the database, you can specify both an encoding and a locale. ...
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Should database be denormalized if I need an index across multiple tables

I have a catalog of album and song names. The song has a foreign key to the album table. I expect queries like: SELECT * FROM song s JOIN album a ON a.id = s.album_id WHERE LOWER(CONCAT_WS(' ', ...
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How to use Italian locale for Postgres messages

On Oracle I have set: export NLS_LANG=Italian_ITALY.UTF8 .. on Unix shell and now I get status and error message in Italian. How to set in Postgres shell (psql)? I have set: SET lc_messages TO ...
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How to index for timestamp queries

I have a products table where I insert around 150,000 records a day. Most of them are redundant, but I need to keep them because of the new expiration date. I get product feeds from about 5 vendors a ...
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Was using `set datcollate='C'` a mistake?

In a pre-production environment running django 1.6 on PostgreSQL 9.1 we had a problem with database records arriving in a different order from what the application was expecting. So we ran this ...
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Have: Postgres database files. Need: Functioning database

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with a postgres/postgis setup and in a weak moment removed PostgreSQL 9.1 (seemingly a legacy install from 12.04 from before I upgraded to 14.04), having erroneously ...
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A PostgreSQL user with SUPERUSER and all permissions to particular database can't read a specific column [closed]

I am trying to edit a website. I created a user for myself and granted all permissions and set up that user as SUPERUSER, using the user postgres. I still can't read a specific column (which is ...