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Re: Skipping errors when running scripts

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: John Gardner <john(dot)gardner(at)tagish(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Skipping errors when running scripts
Date: 2009-07-09 13:58:23
Message-ID: 28525.1247147903@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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John Gardner <john(dot)gardner(at)tagish(dot)co(dot)uk> writes:
> For instance, when I run a script in SQL Server, and it comes across a
> problem e.g. It tries to drop a table that doesn't exist, it will notify
> me of the error, and then continue on.  With PostgreSQL (or at least
> running scripts in pgAdmin III) the script runs, comes across the error
> and then rolls back to before the script was run.

It sounds like you're running the script as a single transaction (ie,
inside a begin/commit block).  Don't do that if you don't want rollback.

I don't know pgAdmin well enough to know how to adjust its behavior
for running scripts, but there's probably a knob someplace.  Or use
plain psql.

			regards, tom lane

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