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pgaccess

Name

pgaccessPostgres graphical interactive client
pgaccess [ dbname ]
  

Inputs

dbname

The name of an existing database to access.

Outputs

Description

pgaccess provides a graphical interface for Postgres where you can manage your tables, edit them, define queries, sequences and functions.

Another way of accessing Postgres through tcl is to use pgtclsh or pgtksh.

pgaccess can:

  • Opens any database on a specified host at the specified port, username and password.

  • Execute VACUUM.

  • Saves preferences in ~/.pgaccessrc file.

For tables, pgaccess can:

  • Open multiple tables for viewing, max n records (configurable).

  • Resize columns by dragging the vertical grid lines.

  • Wrap text in cells.

  • Dynamically adjust row height when editing.

  • Save table layout for every table.

  • Import/export to external files (SDF,CSV).

  • Use filter capabilities; enter filter like price>3.14.

  • Specify sort order; enter manually the sort field(s).

  • Edit in place; double click the text you want to change.

  • Delete records; point to the record, press Del key.

  • Add new records; save new row with right-button-click.

  • Create tables with an assistant.

  • Rename and delete (drop) tables.

  • Retrieve information on tables, including owner, field information, indices.

For queries, pgaccess can:

  • Define, edit and store user defined queries.

  • Save view layouts.

  • Store queries as views.

  • Execute with optional user input parameters; e.g.

    select * from invoices where year=[parameter "Year of selection"]
          
    
  • View any select query result.

  • Run action queries (insert, update, delete).

  • Construct queries using a visual query builder with drag & drop support, table aliasing.

For sequences, pgaccess can:

  • Define new instances.

  • Inspect existing instances.

  • Delete.

For views, pgaccess can:

  • Define them by saving queries as views.

  • View them, with filtering and sorting capabilities.

  • Design new views.

  • Delete (drop) existing views.

For functions, pgaccess can:

  • Define.

  • Inspect.

  • Delete.

For reports, pgaccess can:

  • Generate simple reports from a table (beta stage).

  • Change font, size and style of fields and labels.

  • Load and save reports from the database.

  • Preview tables, sample postscript print.

For forms, pgaccess can:

  • Open user defined forms.

  • Use a form design module.

  • Access record sets using a query widget.

For scripts, pgaccess can:

  • Define.

  • Modify.

  • Call user defined scripts.

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