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Re: Help with command syntax?

From: Alexander Stanier <alexander(dot)stanier(at)egsgroup(dot)com>
To: Carol Walter <walterc(at)indiana(dot)edu>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Help with command syntax?
Date: 2007-11-13 16:11:53
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You need to put the database name in single quotes:

select pg_database_size('km');

Regards,
Alex.

Carol Walter wrote:
> Greetings,
>
> Can someone help me with the syntax for running a postgres function 
> from the within psql?  I need to know the size of several databases.  
> The postgres documentation says there is a function that will do what 
> I need.  The function is pg_database_size(name).  I tried select 
> pg_database-_size(km).  The response I get says there is no column 
> "km".  I think I must be using the wrong syntax, but haven't found a 
> reference to what the correct syntax is.
>
> Thanks,
> Carol Walter
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