I have an 8-million-line CSV file I need to import into a table. This import will currently take place within a transaction.
Does COPY FROM create a subtransaction? Will a failure roll back the parent transaction, or leave it alone?
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Does COPY FROM create a subtransaction?
No. It creates a single transaction if not run in a transaction; otherwise it will use the current transaction.
Will a failure roll back the parent transaction, or leave it alone?
It will roll back the parent transaction.
If you want a subtransaction, start one explicitly before the
There is no way to cause
COPY FROM to ignore errors and continue. Any error causes the whole
COPY to fail.