On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 11:08 AM, Wm.A.Stafford
> I have received a collection of scripts to be used to build a PostgreSQL db
> and I can't figure out the following.
> 1. Usage of quotes in the scripts.
> The following comes from a script to build and populate a table:
> gid serial PRIMARY KEY,
> "fid_" int4,
> Why is the second column name in quotes, i.e. what is the difference between
> fid_ int4 and "fid_" int 4.
> In a similar vein, this comes from a script that creates a couple of
> create table schema1."cache" ( ...
> create table schema1.cache2 ( ...
> Here one schema name is quoted and the other is not.
The quoting is used to specify a literal name. In particular, if you
specify something like:
Without the quotes, this will be case-folded to all lower-case name.
If you use the quotes, the name will not be case-folded. As a general
RULE, if you use quotes anywhere, you should use them everywhere. Do
not mix-and-match or you will likely get into trouble.
> 2. How does one run a script from PGAdmin? I have been 'opening' the
> script file then hitting the run button. Is there a way to just specify the
> path to the script?
I don't think so. You will probably want to look at using the psql
executable for mass- or automatic-processing of scripts.
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