pgFormatter v5.3 released

Posted on 2022-08-09 by MigOps
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Compiegne - August 07, 2022

pgFormatter 5.3 released

Version 5.3 of pgFormatter, a free and reliable tool used to format SQL and PLPGSQL code, has been officially released and is publicly available for download. A demonstration site is available online at

pgFormatter is the most advanced SQL and PlPgsql code formatter and beautifier dedicated to PostgreSQL. It is provided as a CLI or a CGI program.

This maintenance release fixes issues reported by users since the last six months. Here is the complete list of changes and acknowledgments:

  • Remove some useless parenthesis in DML statement.
  • Fix -o | --output that was always forced to stdout.
  • Add support to json operator ?|.
  • Fix formatting of create table with option and tablespace.
  • Fix wrong wrapping in create table when --nocomment was used.
  • Fix nested CREATE SCHEMA formatting.
  • Fix invalid multi-line string constant formatting.
  • Force multiple INSERT values to be on separate lines. Previous behavior was to keep all values on the same line.
  • Add missing ELSIF keyword.
  • Fix bad indentation when INDEX is present in target list.

For the complete list of changes see:

Links & Credits

Thank to the developers who submitted patches and users who reported bugs and feature requests, they are all cited in the ChangeLog file.

pgFormatter is an open project. Any contribution to build a better tool is welcome. You just have to send your ideas, features requests or patches using the GitHub tools.


About pgFormatter

pgFormatter is a SQL and PlPgsql formatter/beautifier that supports keywords from SQL-92, SQL-99, SQL-2003, SQL-2008, SQL-2011 and PostgreSQL specifics keywords. May works with any other databases too. It shares the same code with pgBadger, so any improvement made in the parser is reversed to pgBadger. Tool created and maintained by Gilles Darold.

pgFormatter works on any platform and is available under the PostgreSQL licence.