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 EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers