PostgreSQL Common Operations: Reference + Examples

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load CSV file into a table

Create your table:

CREATE TABLE zip_codes 
(ZIP char(5), LATITUDE double precision, LONGITUDE double precision, 
CITY varchar, STATE char(2), COUNTY varchar, ZIP_CLASS varchar);

Copy data from your CSV file to the table:

COPY zip_codes FROM '/path/to/csv/ZIP_CODES.txt' DELIMITER ',' CSV;

If your CSV file has a HEADER row you wish to ignore, use this slightly modified command instead:

COPY zip_codes FROM '/path/to/csv/ZIP_CODES.txt' DELIMITER ',' CSV HEADER;


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