On May 22, 2002 10:28 am, you wrote:
> Right now the only safe way to dump such a database is to use the
> inserts-with-explicit-column-names option.  Someone was working on
> extending COPY to allow a column name list, and as soon as that gets
> done I intend to change pg_dump to specify a column name list in
> COPY commands.  That should fix this problem.

Do you mean issue COPY commands with fields or COPY out the fields in a 
specific order by using the extension in pg_dump?  Seems like the latter 
would be cleaner but the former is probably a lot simpler to do.

What would the new syntax of the COPY look like?

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