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Re: COPY from stdin;

From: John DeSoi <desoi(at)pgedit(dot)com>
To: "Peter Schonefeld" <peter(dot)schonefeld(at)bigpond(dot)com>
Cc: "Pgsql-Novice" <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: COPY from stdin;
Date: 2005-05-16 17:20:35
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On May 16, 2005, at 11:40 AM, Peter Schonefeld wrote:

> Hi, I'm curious as to how to get the following snippet from a backup 
> file to
> run as a script?
> COPY country (id, name) FROM stdin;
> 1	Afghanistan
> 2	Albania
> 3	Algeria
> 4	American Samoa
> 5	Andorra
> 6	Angola

Assuming you have tabs there between the values, just put it in a file 
and execute it with psql (same way it is used in a backup file).

psql -f thefile database

If you want to have other commands after this in the file, put \. on a 
line by itself after the last row:

6	Angola

John DeSoi, Ph.D.
Power Tools for PostgreSQL

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