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Re: how to continue after error in batch mode with psql

From: Jasen Betts <jasen(at)xnet(dot)co(dot)nz>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: how to continue after error in batch mode with psql
Date: 2010-04-29 09:18:58
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On 2010-04-28, Urs Rau <urs(dot)rau(at)uk(dot)om(dot)org> wrote:
> I have a nightly process that pulls data over into postgresql 8.3.10
> from a progress server runing under8.x. unfortunately the progress db
> does not enforce record size/length limitations. It does not care if a
> record of 20 characters contains 21, or 100 for that matter.
> we have a simple pipe that taks the progress data export dump and
> imports it into postgresql
> su - postgres -c "cat test.csv | psql -X -q test -c \"COPY t_test FROM
> '\\\"'\""
> If any of the fields are over-length, we do get a error message that
> tells us which row needs fixing.
> ERROR:  value too long for type character varying(20)
> CONTEXT:  COPY t_test, line 2, column t_comment_c: "'comment 3 that is
> too long'"
> But how do we get psql to run through and continue after an error and
> import as much as possible of the rest of the import data and give us
> error messages about all lines with errors?

why not just copy the whole lot into a temp table (like the target
table but with text fields instead of fixed-width varchar)
and then do a select on that to find the over-length lines and another
select to insert the good data into the real target table.

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