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Separation of users columns in another table

I've got a quite a lot of columns on the users table and I have been cleaning it up recently. Now since I'm searching over the users I figured it would improve performance if I separated verification ...
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PostgreSQL equivalent of mysql construct

Hello Stack Overflow Exchange People Is there a straightforward way to adapt these types of mySQL queries to postgreSQL: a) setting variables in MySQL like set @aintconst = -333 set @arealconst = ...
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What is the best approach to process huge amount of data insertion efficiently

I'm dealing with a HUGE amount of data entry. I need to know the best practice to insert/update table records after new entry inserted in another table. By huge i mean we get more than 2 million ...
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postgresql cannot drop a table when autovacuum holds lock on it

Autovacuuming process holds RowExclusiveLock and ShareUpdateExclusiveLock on the table, which I want to drop. I read that autovacuum should be canceled automatically, when submitting DROP TABLE ...
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Unique constraint to enforce max one null per item

I am using PostgreSQL 9.3. Suppose we are manufacturing some items of certain types, at any moment we are producing at most one item of a certain type. The following table captures our history of ...
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Speed up sorting in this query

I'm trying to optimize the following plan and noticed that PostgreSQL spends a lot of time (relatively speaking) on sorting before the merge joins. Is there a way (using indexes, cluster the table, ...
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How to predict the growth of a PostgreSQL database

I'm looking for a way to predict growth of the database given its fields, indexes, constraints (as foreign key), number of lines, and so. I searched on Google, but I found only means to determine the ...
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Storing DB credentials in an application source code?

I am making an app which connects to a DB, and the app will have plenty different userslogins. Is it a good design choice to have a specific DB login/password for the application, using which the ...
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Query to return output column names and data types of a query, table or view

Is there a PostgreSQL query or command that returns the field names and field types of a query, table or view? E.g., a solution if applied to simple SELECT query like SELECT * from person should ...
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Get all partition names for a table

I want to list all the partitions created by dynamic triggers in PostgreSQL 9.1. I was able to generate a count of partitions using this related answer by Frank Heikens. I have a table foo with an ...
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Type of an id field that references another id field

I'm on postgresql. I have a table user (id serial not null) and another table client(id) i need to create a : foreign key client(id) references user(id). What the client(id) type should be? Int or ...
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How do I maintain high INSERT-performance on PostgreSQL

I'm working on a project which is parsing data from measurement files into a Posgres 9.3.5 database. At the core is a table (partitioned by month) which contains a row for each measurement point: ...
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Sync offline PostgreSQL server

I am new to PostgreSQL. I am looking for a solution wherein 2 mirror images of a database sit on a local and remote server. All the work is done on the local server and at periodically synced with the ...
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Install PostGIS v2 for PostgreSQL v9.2

I have installed the latest stable version of PostgreSQL v9.2 and I want to install the PostGIS v2 extension. I've been searching for it for 3 days now, however can't find it. I did however find ...
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SQL Query Formatter

Are there any (Linux based) SQL Query Formatting programs/plugins/extensions? I use PostgreSQL and MySQL but other DB's are welcome as well. I can use a VM to test with but would prefer a Linux ...
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Active record relation AND filtering [duplicate]

(Edit: since reposted to dba.stackexchange.com and answered there). Suppose I have 3 models: Post, PostCategory and Category. I'm implementing some kind of page with filters where I can filter posts ...
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What's the difference between INSERT … SELECT and SELECT INTO

Let's say I have a table item and an other one versionned_item. From time to time, I want to copy data from item to versionned_item. What I did is WITH subset AS (SELECT ...) INSERT INTO ...
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Multischema view for postgres , querying multiple databases. [duplicate]

Im managing SaaS app where each customer has a separate database (Postgres 9.3) . I need to figure out the best way to aggregate and query this data ( READ-only ). I know postgres has problems with ...
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Multischema view for postgres , querying multiple databases

Im managing SaaS app where each customer has a separate database (Postgres 9.3) . I need to figure out the best way to aggregate and query this data ( READ-only ). I know postgres has problems with ...
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How to restore everything (including “postgres” role) from pg_dumpall backup

I have a postgres 9.1 server running and I do backups with pg_dumpall -c -f /nfs/backup/fulldump.sql I'm testing restoring the backup to another server with psql -f /nfs/backup/fulldump.sql ...
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How to implement a dynamic string into a (prepared) sql statement?

I have some spatial datasets which are available in a open source metadata catalog software GeoNetwork and in a PostGIS database. The problem is that the student who created the database used ...
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Constrain a postgres timestamp to “End of day”?

Given a table named bananas and a timestamp without time zone column named end_time and some psql clients have set timezone to 'UTC' and other psql clients have set timezone to 'US/Eastern' and the ...
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Query planner thinks doing a sequential scan on a very large table is faster than using an index?

I've got a query that selects the most favorited photo for each of the last 12 editions for a particular domain (this is just a segment of a larger query, but the problem seems to stem from here): ...
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Useful guide & FAQ for Application+SQL [on hold]

Of course when you are making your first application for fun it doesn't matter that much how you deal with things. But when you need everything to be up to the current standards you don't always know ...
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DB design, when to split out into schemas

I am building a storage solution to store important themes/concepts referenced in books. At a high level the system will contain one or more catalogs and each catalog will contain one or more books. ...
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PostgreSQL get first letter of each word (except…)

I don't think I drank enough coffee today, but stuck on this for some reason. Trying to get the first letter of each word, except a few stopwords. Example "The United States of America" -> "USA" ...
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hierarchical retreival of records in postgresql

I am using postgresql-9.2 . I have a table of products which stores the information about the products and its child table is content table , which contains the products linked to it. PRODUCT MASTER ...
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GROUP BY one column, while sorting by another in PostgreSQL

How can I GROUP BY one column, while sorting only by another. I'm trying to do the following: SELECT dbId,retreivalTime FROM FileItems WHERE sourceSite='something' GROUP BY seriesName ...
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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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How to tell which indexes are not being used

Postgresql 9.3 Debian 7 I have a lot of huge indexes in a legacy database I'm trying to optimize. Thinking about dropping all the useless ones, but how can I tell how often they are used and if they ...
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Hstore or multiple columns for this scenario?

I have a table called Template which needs quite a lot of attributes in order to describe the template itself. Most of the attributes are boolean, such as: template_requires_images, ...
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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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Adding standard set of constraints (rules) to PostGIS `raster` type column

Following on from my related prior question, let me elaborate this topic a bit. raster2pgsql is a raster loader executable that loads GDAL supported raster formats in PostGIS. It has a -C flag ...
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Preventing PostgreSQL from starting on boot in Ubuntu

I am using PostgreSQL 9.2 and it runs automatically when I start the system (Kubuntu). How can I avoid this? I need to start it manually, and I don't want it to start unattended because I need to ...
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Trouble with installing additional modules on Postgresql 9.1 on ALT-Linux

I'm trying to create extension under postgresql 9.1 (Linux): CREATE EXTENSION pg_trgm; but got error: ERROR: could not open extension control file "/usr/share/pgsql/extension/pg_trgm.control": No ...
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Indexing into two “buckets”

I'm creating a database with PostgreSQL that has an integer field called "delay". All of my queries on this column will be checking if the value of this column is less than or equal to 0, or greater ...
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Server-Hoster for game [on hold]

Im currently working on a Multiplayer-Strategy-Game (C++ 11). It's pretty much like a mix of Browsergames like Travian and Total War games. I have a hexagonal grid, on which your armies move. A game ...
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Postgresql tries to connect to fe80::1, permission denied

I upgraded a couple of days ago to IPv6 on my local test machine and since then I've been experiencing some issue with connecting to my local PostgreSQL server. I set the host to 'localhost', which ...
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Row-level subquery caching?

I have a query that uses a CTE which contains millions of rows. I plan to call this query many times, and the CTE returned each time will have most of the same rows. Is it possible for me to cache the ...
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Using range types (with GiST index)

Say I have 2 tables with a PostgreSQL range column: CREATE TABLE events ( id serial, during tsrange ); and CREATE TABLE storms ( id serial, during ...
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Stack Depth Limit Exceeded (After delete trigger)

CREATE TABLE parent ( parent_id VARCHAR(30) PRIMARY KEY ); CREATE TABLE child ( parent_id VARCHAR(30) REFERENCES parent ON DELETE CASCADE, child_id VARCHAR(30) PRIMARY KEY ); CREATE OR ...
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Index on integer column not helping. Help? (EXPLAIN ANALYZE output inside)

The table market_trades has an integer column market_id which takes values from 1 to 5. This seems like a pretty straightforward query to get the number of trades on each market: WITH markets AS ( ...
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Import binary database file into postgres

I have a quite newbie question that I do not know if is possible or not: I had to format my computer, and the only way to keep my postgres database was accessing to data with my folder browser ...
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How can I convert a string to a double precision in PostgreSQL?

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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Optimizing a query on a large table (EXPLAIN ANALYZE result inside)

I have a table market_trades with a timestamp column: api_production=# \d market_trades; Table "public.market_trades" Column | Type ...
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Make IN clause behave like AND clause

I've asked the same question on stackoverlow, but got no answer, so that's why I'm asking it here (I've read that simple sql questions should be asked at SO, but I have no choice). Suppose I have 3 ...
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Installing and configuring postgresql 9.3 on ubuntu 13.10 using puppet

I'm having some trouble getting postgresql[1] to install with puppet[2] on a blank ubuntu box. I need to install postgresql 9.3 on Ubuntu 13.10. Since postgresql 9.3 is apparently not in the official ...
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Postgres client copy (\copy) command doesn't have access to a temporary table?

I'm generating a list of SQL commands to export some data that I ultimately run using psql -f. The queries all get the same subset of data, so I thought I'd factor the qualifications out and put a ...
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How to optimise window queries in postgres

I have the following table with approximately 175k records: Column | Type | Modifiers ...
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How to efficiently copy millions of rows from one table to another in Postgresql?

I have two database tables. One contains hundreds of millions of records. Lets call that one history. The other one is calculated on daily basis and I want to copy all of its records into the history ...