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PostgreSQL Developer's Handbook by Hans-Jürgen Schönig, Ewald Geschwinde

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Chapter 11. Importing Data and Working with Binary Data

When setting up a PostgreSQL server, migrating data to PostgreSQL is one of the first hurdles you have to clear. Although importing data is not difficult, it is important to know the fundamentals. In addition to that, it can also be useful to know how other formats can be treated. This is extremely important in hybrid environments. In this chapter, you will learn to import data into PostgreSQL and deal with EBCDIC data.

Importing ASCII and Binary Data Using COPY

Although it is only covered in a few pages in most books, importing data in various formats into your database is an extremely difficult task for a database administrator, because the data in a database doesn't usually come from nowhere. ...

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