Bulk Loading of Data into PostgreSQL Using the COPY Command

30 minutes
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

In this hands-on lab, students will be provided with a dataset and be required to load it into a running PostgresQL cluster using the `copy` command.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Prepare the Table
  1. The expenses table must be prepared by dropping any foreign keys and indexes.
Load the Data
  1. The data will be loaded into the expenses table from the CSV file location in /tpm/expenses.csv.
Re-enable the Key
  1. After confirming the data was loaded properly, the foreign key should be added back to the expenses table.

Additional Resources

The following objectives are requied to complete this hands-on lab:

  • The expenses table must be prepared by dropping any foreign keys and indexes.
  • The data will be loaded into the expenses table from the CSV file location in /tpm/expenses.csv.
  • After confirming the data was loaded properly, the foreign key should be added back to the expenses table.

Database Info

  • User: postgres
  • Database name: demo

The expenses.csv file will be downloaded into the /tmp/ directory. You can also access it here

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