PostgreSQL

Open Source Relational Data Base.

Came from Ingres

Not quite as fast as MySQL, and a little more complicated to work with (supposedly), but supports more complex functionality,

http://www.postgresql.org/

http://www.faqs.org/docs/ppbook/book1.htm OReilly PracticalPostgreSQL book free online

Simple Mac install - http://postgresapp.com/

MsWindows GUI http://www.pgadmin.org/pgadmin3/index.php

IRC support

Before launching in Command Line do su - postgres

To import when starting

  • create db first with user. CREATE DATABASE {name} WITH OWNER {user_name]
  • psql {databasename} < {data_base_dump.sql}

To quit: \q<enter>

played with Stored Procedure to basically return a bunch of base fields plus calculated params for a single record, but then found that I'd need to spec the schema in the query that called the proc, which seemed horribly coupled, so dropped that approach....{{{

FUNCTION prod.client_vacation_view(int4) RETURNS record AS... ...SELECT client_id, last_name from clients into output WHERE... ...return output but then select * from client_vacation_view(200) as (client_id int, last_name varchar(128)); }}}

JSON support

Python-related links


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