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Re: Creating DB programmatically?

From: Jayadevan M <Jayadevan(dot)Maymala(at)ibsplc(dot)com>
To: Roy's Email <rmw256(at)hotmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org,pgsql-novice-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Creating DB programmatically?
Date: 2011-07-12 03:16:01
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> I would like to create my DB programmatically.  I.e. If the DB does 
> not already exist, I would like to be able to create (and populate) 
> it from within my application.  Is there some way to do this? 
> Everything I see seems to require connecting to an existing DB 
> before you can do anything.

If it is unix/linux, couldn't you do
[postgres(at)tcctest ~]$ psql -l | grep mydatabase
and then create one if it did not fetch any data?
If it exists, you will get something like 
 mydatabase | postgres | UTF8     | en_US.UTF-8 | en_US.UTF-8 |



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