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Re: Performance on inserts

From: Oliver Teuber <teuber(at)abyss(dot)devicen(dot)de>
To: Matthew Kirkwood <matthew(at)hairy(dot)beasts(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Performance on inserts
Date: 2000-08-26 11:52:01
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On Sat, Aug 26, 2000 at 12:14:06PM +0100, Matthew Kirkwood wrote:
> On Sat, 26 Aug 2000, Jules Bean wrote:
> > Is there any simple way for Pg to combine inserts into one bulk?
> > Specifically, their effect on the index files.  It has always seemed
> > to me to be one of the (many) glaring flaws in SQL that the INSERT
> > statement only takes one row at a time.
> One of MySQL's little syntax abuses allows:
> INSERT INTO tab (col1, ..) VALUES (val1, ..), (val2, ..);
> which is nice for avoiding database round trips.  It's one
> of the reasons that mysql can do a bulk import so quickly.
copy seems to be very fast ... i dont know why all people use
multiple inserts ??? just use copy ...

yours, oliver teuber

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