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Re: How to import CSV file?

From: "Medi Montaseri" <montaseri(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Chris Hoover" <revoohc(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: "pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org Admin" <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: How to import CSV file?
Date: 2007-08-28 17:03:57
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This might not be the quickest way, but it is a skill you'll be happy to
have gained.

Perl has a class (or module) called, you feed it a file, and it does
the rest (parsing it) and gives an array for each row. You can then alter
them (however you wish) and write them to a file suitable for pg copy, or
just use DBI to insert it into the PG. Which is basically an ETL (Extract,
Transform, Load). I know insert is slower, but the point was to show a
general way that will always for.

Medi Montaseri

On 8/28/07, Chris Hoover <revoohc(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> I need some help importing a csv file.  I have been given a csv file full
> of data that is delimited by a comma, and the strings are delimited by a
> single quote.  How do you write the copy statement to use a single quote
> delimiter?  I have tried several things, but so far, no joy.
> Thanks for any help,
> Chris

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