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PostgreSQL query output as a excel file

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I want to save the result of a psql query as an Excel file.
ie, I have a table named company with 5 column. I want to execute the query,

SELECT column_1,
       column_2,
     FROM company; 

And I just want to save the result of this query as a Excel file. Is it possible in PostgreSQL? If yes then please explain it.

Thank you……

How to&Answers:

You could use csv to save your data and open/work with them in Excel. Syntax would be something like:

Copy (SELECT column_1,
             column_2,
      FROM company; 
     ) 
To '/tmp/test.csv' With CSV;

This query would run on server. You could also make usage of \query which is running on your client and saving the data locally. See also another SE question