19.8 PostgreSQL Scripts

20200819 PostgreSQL can run SQL script files from the command line using --file or -f. For example, in a text file like iris.sql we might have the following SQL commands:

DROP TABLE IF EXISTS iris;

CREATE TABLE iris(
  sepal_length numeric,
  sepal_width numeric,
  petal_length numeric,
  petal_width numeric,
  species text);

COPY iris FROM '/home/kayon/iris.csv' with (format csv, header true);

SELECT COUNT(*) FROM iris;

These commands can be run using:

$ psql -f iris.sql

DROP TABLE
CREATE TABLE
COPY 150
 count 
-------
   150
(1 row)


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