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From:
tom poe
Date:
March 5, 2002 20:50
Subject:
moving data from text file to db
Message ID:
02030520484002.12258@aether
Hi:  I have a script that connects to my PostgreSQL7.0.3 OK.

Now, I also have text files that contain:
column_name: data

I want to open the database, open the file, read each line that has a 
column_name followed by a colon and space, then the data, and move it
to the table in PostgreSQL.  Has anyone come across an article that looks at 
this topic specifically?  

Thanks, Tom

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