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How do I list all columns for a specified table

I'm looking for a precise piece of information in a database which I have no knowledge about. It's a 3rd party product, they are slow on answering some questions, and I know the data is lying inside ...
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Why can I drop table when logged in as not owner?

I read that only owner can drop table and no other user may be granted to do so. I created a table with owner postgres and then drop it as another user. What privileges should I revoke to disallow ...
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How to create unique index for both cases

I have table in PostgreSQL with sender_id and receiver_id and a unique index: add_index :my_table, [:sender_id, :recipient_id], unique: true Table will created, if sender_id: 1, and recipient_id: ...
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Is it possible to set a timer for autovacuum in PostgreSQL

I am running PostgreSQL 9.4.1. I am currently cleaning up data, which requires me to run expensive queries. It seems like my tables get "locked" up every day at the same time in the afternoon. My ...
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Is there a simple way in PL/pgSQL to check if a query returned no result?

I'm currently experimenting a bit with PL/pgSQL and want to know if there is a more elegant way to do something like this: select c.data into data from doc c where c.doc_id = id and c.group_cur > ...
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OCIEnvCreate failed to create environment handle after installing oracle_fdw

I'm want use Postgresql 9.3 in CentOS 7 and add extention oracle_fdw. but when use this extenstion i get error OCIEnvCreate failed to create environment handle after installing oracle_fdw. my ...
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What indexing to be used over string columns(text type) with string length around 3000 characters

I am using open source columnar dbms (postgresql+Cstore). I am trying to speed up the response time of queries. My database has tables with strings mostly. String columns contain huge data (up to ...
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is there a GUI client that can execute multiple queries and show its multiple results?

I'm currently using pgadmin and it appears that it is not possible to send more than one query and retrieve multiple data sets back. For example, if I try to do this: select travelerId, name from ...
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What's the difference between group roles and login roles?

It looks like for single user I should create a login role and than respective group roles because I can't directly assign privileges on login role. Is it true? What's the purpose of such separation? ...
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Why default db privilleges are not applied on a new schema?

I have a user with all privileges granted by default in database properties. I create a new schema as postgres and table there. I expect that the user should have an access to this table but it looks ...
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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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What is default behavior of PostgreSQL without specifying COLLATION?

What is default behavior of PostgreSQL, if i don't specify collation externally? One of the main questions, is it case-sensitive or not?
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Multi-tenant database constraints

I have a multi-tenant app in PostgreSQL that has a repeated tenant_id column in each table to help isolate the tenants from each other. My question is, is there any sort of way that I can use ...
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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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pgAdmin is extremely slow on any remote operation

I run this query from my local pgAdmin connecting remotely to our dev server: select * from users order by random() limit 1; it hangs for 17 seconds and shows Total query runtime: 148 ms. 1 row ...
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Show only duplicate values

How to select rows with duplicate values (non-distinct rows) and summarize with a count of the number of duplicate values in order of the most frequent duplicates? Given a table of: person_ name_ ...
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PostGIS: Cutting Holes in Self Geometry

I have a table of geometries in PostGIS, some of which overlap. When I display the geometries, this has the unfortunate consequence of blending the two stacked geometries together and producing an ...
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PostgreSQL server problem in Windows XP

2014-10-01 09:22:49 IST LOG: database system was interrupted; last known up at 2014-09-30 18:30:24 IST 2014-10-01 09:22:49 IST FATAL: the database system is starting up 2014-10-01 09:22:49 IST LOG: ...
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How to verify disk hit by a query

I want to know how to verify disk hits by a select query in PostgreSQL 9.4 on CentOS 6.5. Also please let me know how far enabling the log_statement_stats in the postgresql.conf will help me. I need ...
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Is it possible to view a SQL query in the PgAdmin III Graphical Query Builder?

I often use pgadmin III's graphical query builder to design my SQL queries. I can then toggle back to the SQL Editor tab, and grab the SQL. Is it possible to paste a SQL query in to the SQL Editor ...
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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 uuid syntax error

I am trying to insert/update a foreign key field which is also a uuid to use the correct fk id for this set of data: zuri=# ALTER TABLE newarts ALTER COLUMN jurisdiction_id SET DEFAULT ...
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PostgreSQL not using index during count(*)

I have a COUNT(*) query in PostgreSQL that runs often, and looks like: SELECT COUNT(*) FROM customer WHERE source_id IN (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16); This query ...
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How to create an index on an integer json property in postgres

I can't figure out for the life of me how to create an index on a property of my json column which is an integer. I tried it this way (and also dozens of others) CREATE INDEX user_reputation_idx ON ...
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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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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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Postgres \copy from CSV: how to format range variables?

Consider a Postgres table containing a range variable: CREATE TABLE my_table (t_range tsrange, field1 text); If I want to manually insert a row via psql, I can run: INSERT INTO my_table (t_range, ...
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How to run ALTER TABLE on a list of tables sequentially in a function

I have a schema (called import) where data are imported as tables, and a function that processes them all. After that I want to move these tables away in another schema (called data_archive). The ...
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Querying JSONB in PostgreSQL

I have a table, persons, which contains two columns, an id and a JSONB-based data column (this table has just been made for demonstrational purposes to play around with PostgreSQL's JSON support). ...
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Index has no gain vs normal query

I have a table with a timestamp field. The table is loaded with rows which have ascending order of this field (time increases). I tried the following query, prior to establishing an index (there are ...
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Is there any point with a combined index on all columns in a table?

I have stumbled upon several cases of indices set on all columns of a table. In my mind this will be as efficient as the full table scan that would occur without the index. Is this correct or is there ...
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How to get the timestamp column in only milliseconds from PostgreSQL?

I have a column "created" with type timestamp without time zone default now() in a PostgreSQL database. If I select colums, it has a nice and readable format per default: SELECT created FROM ...
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Taking hot backup of slave node in postgres (master-slave config with repmgr)

I have a postgresql setup with master-slave configuration using repmgr. I'm struggling with taking a consistent snapshot backup (pg_start_backup) of the slave node, this is due the fact that the slave ...
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Fatal error when not numeric value - PostgreSQL 9.2 [on hold]

Below is an example of the auto-generated update query, with client-supplied keys (_iid). There's a fatal error when _iid is not numeric. However; this should accept any value. I believe that's what ...
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Why are correlated subqueries sometimes faster than joins in Postgres?

This relates to the dataset described in Postgres is performing sequential scan instead of index scan I've started working on adapting the import logic to work with a more normalised schema – no ...
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sorting by partial key name in json column

I have column document with data type json. I save here data for logging. So document has: {blocks: { participant-information_primary__Primary__39011__2288960: first_name: Firsst name, ...
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How to estimate reindexing time?

How do you estimate the total time reindexing an entire table will take in PostgreSQL? I have a large PostgreSQL database, the primary table of which has 15 million rows with 100 columns and 200 ...
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How do I set the isolation level for SELECT statement?

Using PostgreSQL 9.5 I would like to make sure that when I run a SELECT statement I get consistent results, i.e. if the table is modified while the SELECT is running, I want to get the state that was ...
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Creating index using dynamic SQL [on hold]

I have following code for creating gist index CREATE INDEX web_stats_project_107_properties_crosspromo_gist_idx ON web_stats_project_107 USING gist (properties) WHERE properties @> ...
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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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Trigger for removing group with no users left in

I have three tables: USERS, GROUPS, and GROUP_MEMBERSHIP CREATE TABLE USERS ( ID BIGSERIAL NOT NULL, NICKNAME VARCHAR(20) NOT NULL constraint USER_EXISTS UNIQUE, PRIMARY KEY (ID) ); CREATE TABLE ...
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Execute system commands in postgresql

My requirement is to execute a system command like (ls) or C program when a trigger executes. Is there any way to create a trigger function to solve this problem.
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Enforce NOT NULL for set of columns with a CHECK constraint only for new rows

I have a table and need to add a new column without a default value: Constraint: ALTER TABLE integrations.billables DROP CONSTRAINT IF EXISTS cc_at_least_one_mapping_needed_billables, ADD ...
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How long to learn PostgreSQL?

I want to learn PostgreSQL and How to make the learning process efficient, but really don't know how long it would take even after googling my question. I used MySQL before and knew relational ...
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Stored procedure vs transaction anomaly

We have a stored procedure which updates reporting data in a table. We call this via Hibernate from Java. Within the stored procedure the current time is taken from the NOW() function. The anomaly ...
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ERROR: check constraint is violated by some row

I've got the following error: ERROR: check constraint "cc_at_least_one_mapping_needed" is violated by some row Query: ALTER TABLE integrations.tax_aggregates DROP COLUMN IF EXISTS myob_id, ADD ...
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Plpgsql (Postgres) function for sanity check

While starting up my app, I need to do a sanity check within my database. In a table sensor, there's a column seconds. Now the function should take an argument id. It then should simply do something ...
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Foreign key for array column

I have a table: CREATE TABLE methods ( method_id serial PRIMARY KEY, method_name varchar(100) ); I want now to create a table with the following columns: CREATE TABLE ...
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connect to PostgreSQL server: FATAL: no pg_hba.conf entry for host

Hello I am trying to run a website sent to me but after doing so this error appeared connect to PostgreSQL server: FATAL: no pg_hba.conf entry for host "4X.XXX.XX.XXX", user "userXXX", database ...
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How to create Postgres DB with case insensitive collation

I am using the postgres version 9.4.1 64-bit on windows 7 64-bit. I need to create DB with the setting "case sensitive = OFF" but couldn't make this work. I refereed already many question on SO and ...