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From: Salustiano Villanueva <salusv2(at)arnet(dot)com(dot)ar>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re:
Date: 2002-07-25 15:00:32
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Try using  "copy" instead of "insert" ?


J.T. Hartzler wrote:

> I have a flat text file that is pipe delimited that I am trying to load in
> a postgresql table.  The data is in the following format:
> COLUMN_NAME;value|COLUMN_NAME;value| ... etc
> I read each line of the file into an array (in perl) and then load each
> member of the array into a hash.  The reason for all of this is that I
> need to convert some of the values and a hash seems to be the easiest way
> to manage the data.  After all changes are commplete I use the hash to
> feed my DBI insert statement.  When I do I get the following error:
> Relation 'TABLE_NAME' does not have attribute 'COLUMN_NAME'
> I modified my script to print out the SQL that it is trying to execute and
> it is in what I believe to be the correct format.  The format is as
> follows:
> ('value', 'value', 'value')
> It looks to me like it is saying that the column specified by
> COLUMN_NAME does not exsist but when I do a \dt TABLE_NAME it is
> there.  Because I loaded the data into a hash the COLUMN_NAME's are not in
> the same order as they appear in the database but from reading the docs it
> looks to me that all long as the COLUMN_NAME's I put in my insert
> statement match up with the values I should be OK (this is how it worked
> when I was using mysql).  I thought that maybe I did not have write perms
> on the table all seems to be fine there also.  I also tried cutting and
> pasting the SQL generated by my script into a psql window and got the same
> error.
> Thanks for any insight, I am at a loss
> jth
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