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Re: COPY FROM

From: "Oliver Elphick" <olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: John Poltorak <jp(at)eyup(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: COPY FROM
Date: 2001-01-15 12:55:48
Message-ID: 200101151255.f0FCtnN12878@linda.lfix.co.uk (view raw or flat)
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John Poltorak wrote:
  >
  >Does anyone have an example on using COPY FROM?
  >
  >It isn't explained very well in the docs...

CREATE TABLE junk (id INTEGER, name TEXT);

COPY junk FROM stdin DELIMITERS ',';
1,Fred
2,George
\.


or have in a file /tmp/input:
1	Fred
2	George

(tab-separated fields).  Then

COPY junk FROM '/tmp/input';

/tmp/input has to be readable by the backend.

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