Display View Column Names in vsql

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Display View Column Names in vsql

Post by heather » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:33 pm

Hi,

How can I display the the columns in a view in vsql? The \d and \dv commands don't show the columns :cry: I have to keep selecting just one row (limit 1) to check the column names.

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Re: Display View Column Names in vsql

Post by id10t » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:09 pm

Hi!

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daniel=> select export_objects('','view_name');

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daniel=> select ordinal_position, column_name, data_type from view_columns where table_name = 'view_name' order by ordinal_position;

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Re: Display View Column Names in vsql

Post by heather » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:31 pm

Ok, thanks, sKwa. I was hoping there was a describe option like a describe table...

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Re: Display View Column Names in vsql

Post by id10t » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:54 pm

Hi!

If you are using vsql you always can set an alias:

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daniel=> \set show_view 'select ordinal_position, column_name, data_type from view_columns where table_name = '
daniel=> :show_view 'my_view';
 ordinal_position | column_name |  data_type  
------------------+-------------+-------------
                1 | id          | int
                2 | name        | varchar(80)
                3 | salary      | int
                4 | dept        | int
(4 rows)
write it in '.vsqlrc' file to set it permanent

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Re: Display View Column Names in vsql

Post by heather » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:05 pm

Thanks, sKwa! That's cool! I will use this solution :D :D :D

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Re: Display View Column Names in vsql

Post by JimKnicely » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:22 pm

#skwa: That is a really cool solution!
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