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dblink_connect -- opens a persistent connection to a remote database


    dblink_connect(text connstr) returns text
    dblink_connect(text connname, text connstr) returns text


dblink_connect() establishes a connection to a remote PostgreSQL database. The server and database to be contacted are identified through a standard libpq connection string. Optionally, a name can be assigned to the connection. Multiple named connections can be open at once, but only one unnamed connection is permitted at a time. The connection will persist until closed or until the database session is ended.



The name to use for this connection; if omitted, an unnamed connection is opened, replacing any existing unnamed connection.


libpq-style connection info string, for example hostaddr= port=5432 dbname=mydb user=postgres password=mypasswd. For details see PQconnectdb in Section 30.1.

Return Value

Returns status, which is always OK (since any error causes the function to throw an error instead of returning).


Only superusers may use dblink_connect to create non-password-authenticated connections. If non-superusers need this capability, use dblink_connect_u instead.

It is unwise to choose connection names that contain equal signs, as this opens a risk of confusion with connection info strings in other dblink functions.


 select dblink_connect('dbname=postgres');
 (1 row)

 select dblink_connect('myconn', 'dbname=postgres');
 (1 row)

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