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Query with Dynamic tables

From: solarsail <solarsail(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Query with Dynamic tables
Date: 2005-10-04 19:18:13
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[ i posted this originally to the pgsql-sql list, sorry for cross posting ]

I have a large number of tables with a common naming convention

   mytable001, mytable002, mytable003 ... mytable00n

I would like to do a query across all of the tables, however I do not know
all of the tables before hand, and I do not want to ( cant ) manually
generate a query like

   select * from mytable001, mytable002, mytable003

I have a query that returns the names of the tables I want to query:

   select tablename from pg_tables where tablename like 'mytable%'

 We use the table as a logging repository.  It can get very large 250
000+ records.  Because of the large number of records that we have in
the table we found it was much faster to perform inserts on a smaller
table.  Our current system rolls the tables over  every 12 hours or
so, creating a new table with the following behavior:

      CREATE TABLE mytable_temp {...}

      ALTER TABLE mytable RENAME TO mytable_NNN;
      ALTER TABLE mytable_temp RENAME TO mytable;

 I want to join the mytable_NNN tables together in order to perform
queries against my huge set of data to generate some reports.  I'm
probably going to create a temporary table with a few indexes to make
the reports run faster... however I need to join the tables all
together first.

I know this is possible, because i've done it with postgresql before!



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