I have a simple problem, but don't know any simple solution for it.
I have a list of (millions) of couple (url1, url2), where url1 and url2 are
strings. I have imported this list in a table "urls" by COPY FROM.
In the same time, I have a table "idurl" (id integer, url string) that gives
me a correspondence between an url and an identifier (also millions of
I would like to create a new table (id1, id2), each row of this table being
the couple of identifiers corresponding to a couple of urls from the table
I have tried OUTER JOIN:
CREATE tmp1 (id integer);
INSERT INTO tmp1 (id) SELECT idurl.id FROM urls LEFT OUTER JOIN idurl
ON (url.url1 = idurl.url);
and I have done the same thing with another table tmp2.
But this takes a while, and I have the problem of combining the resulting
tables tmp1 and tmp2.
Another solution that I have tried, is to create a index on url in the table
idurl, but this take lots of space in memory.
I know that there is no miracle solution, but if someone has a better