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Re: [INTERFACES] Postgresql vs. Access97, TransferDatabase

From: Michael Meskes <meskes(at)usa(dot)net>
To: pgsql-interfaces <pgsql-interfaces(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [INTERFACES] Postgresql vs. Access97, TransferDatabase
Date: 1998-11-26 04:52:42
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On Wed, Nov 25, 1998 at 03:55:37PM -0500, Gilley, Charles H. wrote:
> Okay, to provide some helpful feedback to others.... I readily admit that
> I am still a novice at this, so feel free to chime in and correct any 
> misunderstandings that I may have.
> First, I've been trying to transfer a large dataset from access to postgres
> using a variety of methods:
> ...
> 1) Cut and paste from access table to linked table:

Don't do this. It will run forever. Granted I never tried with postgres but
I tried with Oracle once some months ago and I'm pretty sure it will still
run hadn't I interrupted it. :-)

> 3) Export table - I believe this is the same as cutting/pasting except that
> it 

No, it is not the same. It is way faster.


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