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PostgreSQL 8.2.23 Documentation

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Table of Contents
Preface
What is PostgreSQL?
A Brief History of PostgreSQL
Conventions
Further Information
Bug Reporting Guidelines
I. Tutorial
1. Getting Started
2. The SQL Language
3. Advanced Features
II. The SQL Language
4. SQL Syntax
5. Data Definition
6. Data Manipulation
7. Queries
8. Data Types
9. Functions and Operators
10. Type Conversion
11. Indexes
12. Concurrency Control
13. Performance Tips
III. Server Administration
14. Installation Instructions
15. Client-Only Installation on Windows
16. Operating System Environment
17. Server Configuration
18. Database Roles and Privileges
19. Managing Databases
20. Client Authentication
21. Localization
22. Routine Database Maintenance Tasks
23. Backup and Restore
24. High Availability and Load Balancing
25. Monitoring Database Activity
26. Monitoring Disk Usage
27. Reliability and the Write-Ahead Log
28. Regression Tests
IV. Client Interfaces
29. libpq - C Library
30. Large Objects
31. ECPG - Embedded SQL in C
32. The Information Schema
V. Server Programming
33. Extending SQL
34. Triggers
35. The Rule System
36. Procedural Languages
37. PL/pgSQL - SQL Procedural Language
38. PL/Tcl - Tcl Procedural Language
39. PL/Perl - Perl Procedural Language
40. PL/Python - Python Procedural Language
41. Server Programming Interface
VI. Reference
I. SQL Commands
II. PostgreSQL Client Applications
III. PostgreSQL Server Applications
VII. Internals
42. Overview of PostgreSQL Internals
43. System Catalogs
44. Frontend/Backend Protocol
45. PostgreSQL Coding Conventions
46. Native Language Support
47. Writing A Procedural Language Handler
48. Genetic Query Optimizer
49. Index Access Method Interface Definition
50. GiST Indexes
51. GIN Indexes
52. Database Physical Storage
53. BKI Backend Interface
54. How the Planner Uses Statistics
VIII. Appendixes
A. PostgreSQL Error Codes
B. Date/Time Support
C. SQL Key Words
D. SQL Conformance
E. Release Notes
F. The Source Code Repository
G. Documentation
H. External Projects
Bibliography
Index
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