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PostgreSQL Essential Reference

Book Description

PostgreSQL Essential Reference is a reference book for developers and system administrators who are already familiar with SQL database concepts but that need clear and concise documentation that is specific to PostgreSQL.
The book is divided into 3 parts; Basic SQL Reference, PostgreSQL specifics, and PostgreSQL administration. On a whole, it provides a command, the syntax, available options, description, and example code. Readers will be able to easily utilize the code and concepts into their use f the product.
An added advantage to this book is that provides all reference material in two ways; alphabetically and by task. This is important because readers of the book will be looking for this information by both methods.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Author
  3. About the Technical Reviewers
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Tell Us What You Think
  6. Introduction
  7. SQL Reference
    1. PostgreSQL SQL Reference
      1. Table of Commands
      2. Alphabetical Listing
  8. PostgreSQL Specifics
    1. PostgreSQL Data Types
      1. Table of Data Types
      2. Geometric Data Types
      3. Logical Data Types
      4. Network Data Types
      5. Numeric Data Types
      6. String Data Types
      7. Time Data Types
      8. Other Data Types
      9. More Data Types
    2. PostgreSQL Operators
      1. Geometric Operators
      2. Logical Operators
      3. Network Operators
      4. Numerical Operators
      5. String Operators
      6. Time Operators
    3. PostgreSQL Functions
      1. Map of Functions Grouped by Category
      2. Aggregate Functions
      3. Conversion Functions
      4. Geometric Functions
      5. Network Functions
      6. Numerical Functions
      7. SQL Functions
      8. String Functions
      9. Time Functions
      10. User Functions
      11. Other Functions
    4. Other PostgreSQL Topics
      1. Arrays in Fields
      2. Inheritance
      3. PostgreSQL Indexes
      4. OIDs
      5. Multiversion Concurrency Control
  9. PostgreSQL Administration
    1. User Executable Files
      1. Alphabetical Listing of Files
    2. System Executable Files
      1. Alphabetical Listing of Files
    3. System Configuration Files and Libraries
      1. System Configuration Files
      2. Library Files
    4. Databases and Log Files
      1. PostgreSQL Data Directory
      2. Log Files
    5. Common Administrative Tasks
      1. Compiling and Installation
      2. Creating Users
      3. Granting User Rights
      4. Database Maintenance
      5. Database Backup/Restore
      6. Performance Tuning
  10. Programming with PostgreSQL
    1. Server-Side Programming
      1. Benefits of Procedural Languages
      2. Installing Procedural Languages
      3. PL/pgSQL
      4. PL/Tcl
      5. PL/Perl
    2. Creating Custom Functions
      1. Creating Custom Functions
      2. Creating Custom Triggers
      3. Creating Custom Rules
    3. Client-Side Programming
      1. ecpg
      2. JDBC
      3. libpq
      4. libpq++
      5. libpgeasy
      6. ODBC
      7. Perl
      8. Python (PyGreSQL)
      9. PHP
    4. Advanced PostgreSQL Programming
      1. Extending Functions
      2. Extending Types
      3. Extending Operators
  11. Appendices
    1. Additional Resources
      1. PostgreSQL versus Other RDBMSs
      2. Online PostgreSQL Resources
      3. Books
    2. PostgreSQL Version Information
      1. Version 7.1.2 (Released May 2001)
      2. Version 7.1.1 (Released May 2001)
      3. Version 7.1 (Released April 2001)
      4. Version 7.0.3 (Released November 2000)
      5. Version 7.0.2 (Released June 2000)
      6. Version 7.0 (Released May 2000)
      7. Version 6.5.2 (Released September 1999)
      8. Version 6.5.1 (Released July 1999)
      9. Version 6.5 (Released June 1999)
      10. Version 6.4.1 (Released December 1999)
      11. Version 6.4 (Released October 1998)
      12. Version 6.3 (Released March 1998)
      13. Version 6.2.1 (Released October 1997)
      14. Version 6.2 (Released June 1997)
      15. Version 6.1 (Released June 1997)
      16. Version Postgre95 .01 (Released May 1995)