Download wrds tables and upload to PostgreSQL, upload SAS file to PG
WRDS to PG Migration
This software has two functions:
- Download tables from wrds and uploads to PG.
- Upload sas file (
*.sas7dbat) to PG.
The software uses Python 3 and depends on Pandas, SQLAlchemy and Paramiko.
2. WRDS Settings
wrds_id=your_wrds_id, otherwise the software will grep from OS environment variables.
To use public-key authentication to access WRDS, follow hints here. First set up a public key, then copied that key to the WRDS server from terminal.
(Note that this code assumes you have a directory
.ssh in your home directory. If not, log into WRDS via SSH, then type
mkdir ~/.ssh to create this.)
Here's code to create the key and send it to WRDS.
ssh-keygen -t rsa cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | ssh firstname.lastname@example.org "cat >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys"
Use an empty passphrase in setting up my key so that the scripts can run without user intervention.
3. PG Settings
If you have set
PGUSER as environment variables, the software can grep them. Otherwise, users are expected to specify them when using
schema are required.
4. Table Settings
To tailor tables, specify the following variables:
fix_missing: set to
True to fix missing values. Default value is
fix_cr: set to
True to fix characters. Default value is
drop: add column names to be dropped.eg.
drop="id name" will drop column
obs: add maxium number of observations. eg.
obs=10 will export the top 10 rows from the table.
rename: rename columns. eg.
force: set to
True to force update. Default value is
5. Upload SAS File
The software can also upload SAS file directly to PG. You need to have local SAS in order to use this function.
fpath to specify file path.
Here are some examples.
from wrdstopg import wrdstopg # 1. Download crsp.mcti from wrds and upload to pg as crps.mcti # Simplest version wrdstopg.wrds_update(table="mcti", schema="crsp") # Tailor table to your needs wrdstopg.wrds_update(table="mcti", schema="crsp", host=your_pghost, dbname=your_pg_database, fix_missing=True, fix_cr=True, drop="b30ret b30ind", obs=10, rename="caldt=calendar_date", force=True) # 2. Upload test.sas7dbat to pg as crsp.mcti wrdstopg.wrds_update(table="mcti", schema="crsp", fpath="your_path/test.sas7dbat")
7. Report Bugs
Author: Ian Gow, email@example.com
Contributor: Jingyu Zhang, firstname.lastname@example.org
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