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Re: multiline CSV fields

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Kris Jurka <books(at)ejurka(dot)com>,Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: multiline CSV fields
Date: 2004-11-30 03:53:35
Message-ID: 200411300353.iAU3rZr17548@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Kris Jurka <books(at)ejurka(dot)com> writes:
> > Endlessly extending the COPY command doesn't seem like a winning 
> > proposition to me and I think if we aren't comfortable telling every user 
> > to write a script to pre/post-process the data we should instead provide a 
> > bulk loader/unloader that transforms things to our limited COPY 
> > functionality.  There are all kinds of feature requests I've seen 
> > along these lines that would make COPY a million option mess if we try to 
> > support all of it directly.
> 
> I agree completely --- personally I'd not have put CSV into the backend
> either.

What pushed us was the large number of request for it.

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