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Subject:Re: Best way to Add from Paradox Table to AWS Postgres Table
Date:Fri, 15 May 2020 15:59:03 +1000
From:Robert MacMillan <>
You convinced me!

In fact we - the other guy and I doing this stuff - absolutely love 
Postgresql. Still coming to grips with some of it and I had figured out 
that bulk loading was probably going to be a procedure triggered from 
Paradox. And we are really liking Paradox doing the analysis, Postgresql 
on AWS doing the storage, and Python running the processes calling AWS 
when it wants something.

On 14/05/2020 2:10 PM, Tom Krieg wrote:
> If you''re using Paradox and PostgreSQL, Postgres functions are your
> best friend. For example, you can send a csv file path in a parameter to
> a function, then build the import statement into a temp table and
> execute it in the function. Then you can do whatever you want with the
> data in the table, update or insert into other table(s) ar  anything
> else you can think of. It will be fast because the query is one
> transaction. Maybe set your commits at the beginning of the query to
> every 1000 rows.
> My Appliance ServiceManager application only ever passed one single
> statement to PostgreSQL.
> "SELECT * FROM "function name" (param1, param2, param3 ... paramN);"
> All parameters were "char" and were converted in the function. If the
> function returned data, I would include a priv paradox table in the
> execute sql command, if an in-memory tcursor ditto. So the BDE only ever
> had to parse one command. I had a library method that parsed a string
> and checked for quotes slashes etc and added escapes.
> No sql injection here, folks.
> Also remember that triggers and views are your equal 2nd best friends.
> I could rave on about the benefits of transaction security, consistency,
> referential integrity that works, scheduled execution of tasks etc etc
> but you probably know all that already.
> On 11/05/2020 11:02 pm, Mark Bannister wrote:
>> 2.) send data as a function parameter such that Postgresql( PG) parses
>> the data in a function.  I actually sent it to function that creates a
>> temporary table in PG and then parses the data appropriately to the
>> proper table(s).

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