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Re: dumping query results to a csv

From: David Durham <ddurham(at)vailsys(dot)com>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: dumping query results to a csv
Date: 2005-08-26 18:22:09
Message-ID: 430F5DD1.5060203@vailsys.com (view raw or flat)
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Adi Alurkar wrote:
> Greetings,
> 
> There is no direct way to achieve what you want, the easiest hack is  to 
> create a temp table with you query i.e.
> 
> create table tmp_foo as select col1, col4, col7 from table1, table2  
> where  ....;
> copy table tmp_foo to [stdout|<file_name>]
> 
> HTH

I ended up using pgadmin3 -- which has a nice feature for writing the 
contents of a query to file.

Of course, I'm still going to follow this subject and look at other more 
scriptable ways of doing this.

Thanks,

Dave

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