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Re: REALLY stupid question

From: Brendon Gleeson <brendon(at)gleesonprop(dot)co(dot)za>
To: Rebecca Jones <rmj0nes(at)yahoo(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: REALLY stupid question
Date: 2009-01-29 16:01:51
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Rebecca Jones wrote:
> Greetings, all -
> Apologies to everyone for contributing an extremely uninteresting and ultra-novice-level question to the community.  In fact, if the following question suggests a particular help or research source that can be recommended to me, I would be very grateful to be made aware of it (I have already combed through the online document "PostgreSQL 8.3.4 Documentation" to try and find the answer myself - I think my question is too elemental.)
> Now that I've installed version 8.3.4 on my WinXP HP laptop, how do I interface with the RDBMS?  I know how to start and stop the server, even without really knowing what I'm doing thereby.  But when I activate the SQL command window I'm faced with having to supply several parameters that I don't recall setting and haven't a clue why I'd need to set them, i.e. "server", "port", etc.  I can live without a hand-holding interface like Access provides, but I need a little middle ground here - what's the application I should be using to create, load, etc. DBs?
> I do have some SQL experience, but it's all in a canned, administered environment such as host-based DB2 or stand-alone Access.  I have no experience as a DBA, so you can see how clueless I truly am ...
> Thanks for your indulgence,
> Rebecca Jones

A perfectly reasonable Q. Personally I use phpPgAdmin which is a web-based 
admin interface, there a a whole lot of other normal desktop applications 
you can use but I don't use them and  don't know which to recommend, 
perhaps someone else could advise...

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