PostgreSQL data import/export utility
pgmerge - a PostgreSQL data import and merge utility
This utility's main purpose is to manage a set of CSV files that correspond with tables in a PostgreSQL database. Each of these CSV files can then be merged into their table, meaning that the following process will occur (also called an upsert operation):
- Rows whose primary key don't yet exist in the table will be imported.
- When the primary key already exists, row values will be updated.
- Rows that are missing or unchanged will be ignored.
pgmerge can then also export data in the same format expected for import.
These features allow you to move data between databases with the same schema to keep them up to date and in sync, although it does not cover handling deleted data.
$ pgmerge --help Usage: pgmerge [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]... Merges data in CSV files into a Postgresql database. Options: --version Show the version and exit. --help Show this message and exit. Commands: export Export each table to a CSV file. import Import/merge each CSV file into a table. inspect Inspect database schema in various ways.
$ pgmerge import --help Usage: pgmerge import [OPTIONS] DIRECTORY [TABLES]... Import/merge each CSV file into a table. All CSV files need the same name as their matching table and have to be located in the given directory. If one or more tables are specified then only they will be used, otherwise all tables found will be selected. Options: -d, --dbname TEXT Database name to connect to. [required] -h, --host TEXT Database server host or socket directory. [default: localhost] -p, --port TEXT Database server port. [default: 5432] -U, --username TEXT Database user name. [default: postgres] -s, --schema TEXT Database schema to use. [default: public] -w, --no-password Never prompt for password (e.g. peer authentication). -W, --password TEXT Database password (default is to prompt for password or read config). -L, --uri TEXT Connection URI can be used instead of specifying parameters separately (also sets --no-password). -f, --ignore-cycles Don't stop import when cycles are detected in schema (will still fail if there are cycles in data) -F, --disable-foreign-keys Disable foreign key constraint checking during import (necessary if you have cycles, but requires superuser rights). -c, --config PATH Config file for customizing how tables are imported/exported. -i, --include-dependent-tables When selecting specific tables, also include all tables on which they depend due to foreign key constraints. --help Show this message and exit.
WARNING: the reliability of this utility is not guaranteed and loss or corruption of data is always a possibility.
Install from PyPI
Python 3 installed on your system, you can run:
pip install pgmerge
pip --version has to be 9.0 or greater). To test that installation worked, run:
and you can uninstall at any time with:
pip uninstall pgmerge
Install from Github
To install the newest code directly from Github:
pip install git+https://github.com/samuller/pgmerge
If you have trouble installing and you're running a Debian-based Linux that uses
Python 2 as its system default, then you might need to run:
sudo apt install libpq-dev python3-pip python3-setuptools sudo -H pip3 install pgmerge
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