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Re: database row count

From: Carol Cheung <cacheung(at)consumercontact(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: database row count
Date: 2008-01-30 21:14:29
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On 30/01/2008 15:10, Isaac Vetter wrote the following:
> Dear Pg experts;
> I'd like to get a (rough) count of the numbers of rows across all tables 
> in a given database.
> I understand that I could write a script to run count(*) on each table 
> and then sum the counts. Is there an easier way, has someone already 
> written this script?
> Much Thanks,
> Isaac Vetter

How about

SELECT relname, reltuples FROM pg_class WHERE relname IN (...);

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