Questions tagged [ctas]

`CREATE TABLE AS Select` (CTAS) and its associated syntax creates a new table by performing the following - Run a CREATE TABLE using the table definition of every column in the SELECT - Populating the new table with the result set of the SELECT NOTE : The table created has no indexes or constraints.

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CREATE TABLE AS vs SELECT INTO

PostgreSQL supports CREATE TABLE AS and SELECT INTO when do I use both? CREATE TABLE AS -- define a new table from the results of a query CREATE TABLE AS creates a table and fills it with data ...
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MySQL Locks while CREATE TABLE AS SELECT

I am running the following (dummy) query CREATE TABLE large_temp_table AS SELECT a.*, b.*, c.* FROM a LEFT JOIN b ON a.foo = b.foo LEFT JOIN c ON a.bar = c.bar Suppose the query ...
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Using a CREATE TABLE AS SELECT how do I specify a WITH condition (CTE)?

There is an old and deprecated command in PostgreSQL that predates CREATE TABLE AS SELECT (CTAS) called SELECT ... INTO .... FROM, it supports WITH clauses / Common Table Expressions (CTE). So, for ...
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Table JOIN and CREATE new table extremely slow

I'm using something like this to create a new table: CREATE TABLE result AS (SELECT calls.*, targ_with_planned_calls.* FROM calls INNER JOIN planned ON calls.first_id = ...