On 2010-11-05, Wm.A.Stafford <stafford(at)marine(dot)rutgers(dot)edu> wrote:
> I am trying to use COPY to load some data. I am not using a list of
> column names in the COPY command. The table I am loading has 80
> character varying columns and a primary key defined as: id serial
> PRIMARY KEY
> The id field is not in the data being loaded so COPY gives the message:
> ERROR: missing data for column "id"
> I don't want to use a column list because this table is subject to a lot
> of change and a column list would be yet another possible point of
> failure if it has to be changed to keep up with table changes.
> Is there anyway to load this data without specifying a column list?
a: drop the column, load the data, re-add the column.
b: load the data into a temporary first.
c: otherwise "no"
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