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Re: importing a data file without defining a table structure

From: Jayadevan M <Jayadevan(dot)Maymala(at)ibsplc(dot)com>
To: c b <charles(dot)blankenship(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org,pgsql-novice-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: importing a data file without defining a table structure
Date: 2010-07-28 03:42:00
Message-ID: OF157327DA.777741B9-ON6525776E.0014165B-6525776E.0014701E@ibsplc.com (view raw or flat)
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Hello,
> typing out each column name and data type manually, and then edit the
> data file to remove the first row, and then copy the file into the
> table using COPY?)
You should be able to avoid editing the file to remove the first row. Try 
HEADER option 
http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.4/static/sql-copy.html 
For the difficult questions, let us wait for expert opinion.
Regards,
Jayadevan





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