I like the table and other info from psql
and find I sometimes need that info in my client programs.
Are there any SQL/plpgsql functions that are analogous
to the psql \dt, \ds, etc. commands?
create function d_table(table_name text) returns setof record
that could be used in SQL commands in client programs?
I am not concerned whether these are compatible with other
> If you're looking for ways to "describe" a table, there are two
> 1. SQL standard (probably SQL:1993) describes an
> "information_schema" which contains tables or views that allow
> querying database metadata in a fairly standard fashion.
> PostgreSQL supports that.
> 2. Probably easier and friendlier, albeit nonportable, is to use
> the psql "\d" command.
>> For instance:
>> \dt will list all tables
>> \ds will list all sequences
>> \dv will list all views
>> and there's a further cast of ~20 variants for various different sorts
>> of objects.
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