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Re: 1.15 DD - order of columns

From: Guillaume Lelarge <guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info>
To: Colin Beckingham <colbec(at)start(dot)ca>
Cc: pgadmin-support(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: 1.15 DD - order of columns
Date: 2012-04-21 15:26:34
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Lists: pgadmin-support
On Sat, 2012-04-21 at 07:32 -0400, Colin Beckingham wrote:
> Another issue with creating SQL from the DD is that unpredictably the 
> order of columns will change. Say you have authid, authname in your 
> original table, your copy might be defined as or authid, authname or 
> authname, authid in the copy.
> Order of columns is important in Postgresql since it can't easily be 
> changed after table is created without delete and add back in a specific 
> order.
> It appears to be important with respect to import of data from CSV, for 
> example, where even if the header defines columns in a specific order, 
> the import does not pick that up.
> Workaround is of course to open up the csv in a SS, rearrange the cols 
> to suit, and export back to CSV, or simply drop and recreate the table 
> using the SQL from the original definition if you have that option.

As usual, I added your comments to so that I can keep
track of them when I'll find the time to work on it.


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