I can't believe they make it this hard. I am at a loss about how to view the data in my database.

Is there an easy way to see what data is in my tables with pgAdmin III? Alternatively, is there a program that I could use that does not suck?


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Or, to retrieve all rows, just press the blue data grid.

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The tooltip "View data in the selected object" is almost making it too easy.
Try the button with the funnel next to it to retrieve only a selection (for big tables).

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    Is there any way to make it not open in a new window?
    – Dennis
    Commented May 26, 2014 at 19:20
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    @Dennis: None that I know of. If you want to refresh the already open window just press [F5]. Commented May 26, 2014 at 21:13

Right click on the table and choose "View data"

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For a list of alternatives, check out the Postgres wiki:


For pgAdmin 4: Servers -> your_server -> Databases -> your_database -> Schemas -> public -> Tables

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