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PostgreSQL Basics: Getting started with psql

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PostgreSQL has a separate command-line tool that’s been available for decades and is included with any installation of PostgreSQL. Many long-term PostgreSQL users, developers, and administrators rely on psql to help them quickly connect to databases, examine the schema, and execute SQL queries.

Knowing how to install and use basic psql commands is an essential skill to have for anyone that will connect to PostgreSQL.


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PostgreSQL Schema: Learning PostgreSQL with Grant

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An important aspect of building and managing a database is organizing the objects within your database. You may have tables that support different functions, for example, a schema for warehousing operations and another for sales. Some logins may need access to some tables, but not others. You might want to isolate one set of objects within a database from other sets of objects. All of this, and more, can be accomplished using schemas within a database and PostgreSQL supports the use of schema for just these types of functions.


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Are PostgreSQL memory parameters magic?

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Ordinary PostgreSQL users often do not know that PostgreSQL configuration parameters exist, let alone what they are and what they mean. Some parameter tuning can improve the database performance, and we are usually talking about 10%, 20%, and in rare cases, up to 50% performance improvement.


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PostgreSQL Constraints: Learning PostgreSQL with Grant

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One of the most important aspects of data management is the ability to ensure that the data in your database is well defined and consistent. Some aspects of that are ensured through the relational data structures you design. Another piece of control is using the correct data type. Then, we get to constraints. A constraint is a way to validate data prior to adding it to your database. This is one more tool in the toolbox that helps you maintain good data.



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