Le vendredi 08 avril 2011 à 11:12 -0400, Sean Davis a écrit :
> 2011/4/8 Louise-Amélie Schmitt <louise-amelie.schm...@embl.de>:
> > Hello everyone
> >
> > I just met a huge problem concerning the database. I'm currently trying
> > to transfer my data from MySQL to PostgreSQL by writing a Perl script
> > that would do the job.
> >
> > Here is the issue: In the "form_definition" table, one of the field
> > identifiers is "desc", which is a reserved SQL keyword used for ordering
> > values. Therefore, There's currently no way of making any query of the
> > type "INSERT INTO table_name (<identifiers list>) VALUES (<values
> > list>);" which is a big handicap in this context, since the order of the
> > identifiers list we dynamically retrieve is not necessarily (and seldom)
> > the right order.
> >
> > Is there a way to fix this issue without blowing everything up?
> You need to quote the identifiers.  A simple example using "desc" as a
> column name:
> sdavis=# create table test_table(
> id int,
> desc varchar);
> ERROR:  syntax error at or near "desc"
> LINE 3: desc varchar);
>         ^
> sdavis=# create table test_table(
> id int,
> "desc" varchar);
> Hope that helps.
> Sean

Thanks, but I cheated by duplicating a little the information and it
works fine. I use "insert into table values (...);".

I still have problems transfering the data though. The script runs
without growling but nothing is actually written in the target tables...
I'll have to see that on monday now :/

If I succeed, I'll let you know.


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