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Importing a CSV dump of Postgres data into Heroku
# You have your csv data and it looks like so... It's in a file named "my_data.csv" and we want to import it into a table named "my_things".
"1", "Something", "0.50", "2013-05-05 10:00:00"
"2", "Another thing", "1.50", "2013-06-05 10:30:00"
# Now you want to import it, go to the command line and type:
$ PGPASSWORD=PWHERE psql -h HOSTHERE -U USERHERE DBNAMEHERE -c "\copy my_things FROM 'my_data.csv' WITH CSV;"
# Voila! It's impoted. Now if you want to wipe it out and import a fresh one, you would do this:
$ heroku pg:psql
$ TRUNCATE table my_things;
Now re-do the PGPASSWORD command above:
$ PGPASSWORD=PWHERE psql -h HOSTHERE -U USERHERE DBNAMEHERE -c "\copy my_things FROM 'my_data.csv' WITH CSV;"
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