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Re: Error in using copy command

From: Sindile Bidla <sindile(dot)bidla(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: pgsql-novice <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Error in using copy command
Date: 2011-05-11 13:07:15
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I have modified my command to: COPY tablename FROM 'myfile' DELIMITER ','
CSV QUOTE '"' ESCAPE E'\\';

following your suggestion but I am still getting the same error

On 11 May 2011 14:34, Michael Wood <esiotrot(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:

> On 11 May 2011 14:28, Michael Wood <esiotrot(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> > On 11 May 2011 14:09, Sindile Bidla <sindile(dot)bidla(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> >>
> >> I get the following error on running COPY - array value must start with
> "{"
> >> or dimension information CONTEXT: copy tablename, line 1, column field1:
> >> ""1"".
> >> the structure of the csv file is: "1","1","BLOEMSMOND SETTLEMENT
> >> AGRICULTURAL HOLDING","00000","","","T618/1943","6.3870 H","NORTHERN
> >> CAPE","","*"
> >> my copy command looks is: COPY tablename FROM myfile DELIMITER ',';
> >
> > Try:
> >
> > COPY tablename FROM 'myfile'
> > DELIMITER ','
> > CSV QUOTE '"' ESCAPE '\';
> >
> > (ESCAPE might be wrong depending on what your CSV looks like if one of
> > the fields contains a " character.)
>
> Sorry, should be:
>
> ...
> ESCAPE E'\\'
>
> if you want to use a single \ as an escape character.
>
> --
> Michael Wood <esiotrot(at)gmail(dot)com>
>



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