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Re: Updated COPY CSV patch

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>,pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Updated COPY CSV patch
Date: 2004-04-14 15:36:13
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Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > I don't agree about moving this to a client.  It is too important for
> > that.  Many admin apps and psql need this capability and having it in
> > a client just requires everyone to reinvent the wheel.
> So far the only need I've heard of is dumping the data to an 
> appropriately formatted text file and reading it into some external 
> application.  That surely sounds like something a specialized client 
> could handle.

But too many folks need this functionality, and if you create a client,
how do you access it from other computers.  It is a logical extension
for COPY, I think.

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