Hi, I'm fairly new to postgres and am having trouble finding what I'm looking for. Is there a feature that allows bulk inserts into tables? My setup is Win XPe 2002 SP3 and PostgreSQL 8.3. I need to add entries from a file where each file contains 250 - 500 records. The files are created by a third-party and read/written as binary. The table looks like the following:
CREATE TABLE data_log_20msec_table
log_id bigserial NOT NULL,
timestamp_dbl double precision,
CONSTRAINT data_log_20msec_table_pkey PRIMARY KEY (log_id)
ALTER TABLE data_log_20msec_table OWNER TO postgres;
-- Index: data_log_20msec_table_timestamp_index
-- DROP INDEX data_log_20msec_table_timestamp_index;
CREATE INDEX data_log_20msec_table_timestamp_index
The current method for transferring records from the file to postgres is using a prepared statement that is called iteratively on each record read from the file:
INSERT INTO data_log_20msec_table (timestamp_dbl,data) VALUES ($1::double precision,$2::bytea)
Using COPY is out of the question as the file is not formatted for that and since other operations need to occur, the file needs to be read sequentially anyway.
Any amount of help would be gladly excepted, even if it's pointing me to another thread or somewhere in the manual. Thanks,
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