I am having a problem with inserting  a large amount of data with my libpqxx
program into an initially empty database. It appears to be the EXACT same
problem discussed here:


In fact my situation is nearly identical, with roughly 5 major tables, with
foreign keys between each other. All the tables are being loaded into
similtaneously with about 2-3 million rows each. It seems that the problem
is caused by the fact that I am using prepared statments, that cause the
query planner to choose sequential scans for the foreign key checks due to
the table being initially empty.  As with the post above, if I dump my
connection after about 4000 inserts, and restablish it the inserts speed up
by a couple of orders of magnitude and remain realtively constant through
the whole insertion.

At first I was using straight insert statments, and although they were a bit
slower than the prepared statments(after the restablished connection) they
never ran into this problem with the database being initially empty. I only
changed to the prepared statements because it was suggested in the
documentation for advice on bulk data loads =).

I can work around this problem, and I am sure somebody is working on fixing
this, but I thought it might be good to reaffirm the problem.

Morgan Kita

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