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COPY TO Question?

From: "Marc Abbott" <MarcA(at)Medscheme(dot)co(dot)za>
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Subject: COPY TO Question?
Date: 2008-08-06 11:59:44
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I am currently running PostgreSQL 8.1.3 on i686-pc-linux-gnu, compiled
by GCC gcc (GCC) 3.2.3 20030502 (Red Hat Linux 3.2.3-47). What I need to
do is COPY FROM a file into a temp table (This I know how to do), then
select and manipulate the data and write it back out to groups of files.
I can insert the manipulated data into another table and then use COPY
TO a file but what I would like to do is open a file with a name and
write pipe delimited lines to it and close it and reopen the next file,
write and so on ..... pretty similar to Oracle's utl_file.fopen,
utl_file.fclose, utl_file.put_line etc. Is this available in postgres?


Secondly, is it possible to FTP the same files to a different server?
Would I need to write some form of shell script and execute it? If so
how would I go about doing this from the DB?


Your help is appreciated.





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