On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 11:50 AM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
> Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> writes:
>> On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 10:17 AM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
>>> Or in other words, this looks to me quite a bit like the hackery
>>> that resulted in pgbench's -S and -N options, before we figured out
>>> that making it scriptable was a better answer.
>> But it's not very clear to me how we could make this case scriptable,
> Well, I'm imagining that "-i" would essentially become a short form
> of "-b initialize", as already happened for -S and -N, where the script
> looks something like
> drop table if exists pgbench_branches;
> create table pgbench_branches (
>   bid int not null,bbalance int,filler char(88)
> );
> \load_data pgbench_branches [ other parameters to-be-determined ]
> alter table pgbench_branches add primary key (bid);
> ... repeat for other tables ...
> and we'd document that the same way we do for the existing built-in
> scripts.  Then, if there's something you don't like about it, you
> just paste the script into a file and edit to taste.

I imagine that would be useful for some use cases, but it's a heck of
a lot more work than just writing --no-indexes-please.

Robert Haas
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