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Re: [GENERAL] Problem with \copy

From: Thomas Good <tomg(at)admin(dot)nrnet(dot)org>
To: Marc Eggenberger <me(at)ieo(dot)ch>
Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] Problem with \copy
Date: 1998-12-29 02:40:43
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On Mon, 28 Dec 1998, Marc Eggenberger wrote:

> Hi there.
> I have some problems with importing a large txt db into postgres ... I try to use the \copy db from xyz to import from a tabulator spaced textfile ... it takes 2-3sec then a "broken pipe" comes up and psql is beeing left ....
> anyone knows if there's a possibility to turn on something like "debugging mode" so that I get more infos than just "broken pipe"?

Hallo Marc,

Is it possible you could have any ctrl chars in your data?
Any *apostrophes* that aren't escaped?

This may be completely off track but I've wasted god knows how much time
looking for other problems when I had forgotten to escape single quotes...

I use the following to `fix' user input when I get single quotes in char
strings: $usr_input =~ s/\'/s/\\'/g;  If this is the problem you could use
sed to escape any single quotes in your dump file...HTH!

Viel erfolg,

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