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Re: Error in using copy command

From: Michael Wood <esiotrot(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Sindile Bidla <sindile(dot)bidla(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Error in using copy command
Date: 2011-05-11 12:34:51
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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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