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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 May 26 '14 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]. – Erwin Brandstetter May 26 '14 at 21:13
  • It's weird you have to expand all these parameters only to view data. – forzagreen Mar 22 at 14:15
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Right click on the table and choose "View data"

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For a list of alternatives, check out the Postgres wiki:
http://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Community_Guide_to_PostgreSQL_GUI_Tools

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