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Re: COPY command and skipping errors

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Tomeh, Husam" <htomeh(at)firstam(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: COPY command and skipping errors
Date: 2005-09-22 20:41:57
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Tomeh, Husam wrote:
> Is there a way to skip errors during the run of the COPY command
> (loading data from a file to a table) like what Oracle SQL*Loader has?
> The reason I'm asking is that if the extract file from the mainframe has
> an invalid character, the COPY terminates and doesn't continue loading
> the rest of records.

No, but it is on the TODO list:

        o Allow COPY to report error lines and continue

          This requires the use of a savepoint before each COPY line is
          processed, with ROLLBACK on COPY failure.

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