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Re: Connecting without specifying a database

From: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
To: Murray Cumming <murrayc(at)murrayc(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-interfaces <pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Connecting without specifying a database
Date: 2005-02-10 13:12:08
Message-ID: 200502100812.09410.xzilla@users.sourceforge.net (view raw or flat)
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On Thursday 10 February 2005 06:50, Murray Cumming wrote:
> Can PQconnectdb(), or something else, be used without specifying the
> dbname in the connection string? I want to connect just so that I can
> create a database that does not exist yet.
>
> When I don't specify the dbname, PQconnectdb() tries to connect to a
> database with the same name as the user, and then complains that it does
> not exist. Is it really necessary for each user to have an empty
> database like this?

Most applications choose to connect to template1 in these scenarios. 

-- 
Robert Treat
Build A Brighter Lamp :: Linux Apache {middleware} PostgreSQL

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