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SELECT INTO()			 SQL Commands			 SELECT INTO()



NAME
       SELECT INTO - define a new table from the results of a query


SYNOPSIS
       SELECT [ ALL | DISTINCT [ ON ( expression [, ...] ) ] ]
	   * | expression [ AS output_name ] [, ...]
	   INTO [ TEMPORARY | TEMP ] [ TABLE ] new_table
	   [ FROM from_item [, ...] ]
	   [ WHERE condition ]
	   [ GROUP BY expression [, ...] ]
	   [ HAVING condition [, ...] ]
	   [ { UNION | INTERSECT | EXCEPT } [ ALL ] select ]
	   [ ORDER BY expression [ ASC | DESC | USING operator ] [, ...] ]
	   [ LIMIT { count | ALL } ]
	   [ OFFSET start ]
	   [ FOR { UPDATE | SHARE } [ OF table_name [, ...] ] [ NOWAIT ] ]


DESCRIPTION
       SELECT  INTO  creates  a new table and fills it with data computed by a
       query. The data is not returned to the client, as it is with  a	normal
       SELECT.	The  new table's columns have the names and data types associ-
       ated with the output columns of the SELECT.

PARAMETERS
       TEMPORARY or TEMP
	      If specified, the table is created as a temporary	 table.	 Refer
	      to CREATE TABLE [create_table(7)] for details.

       new_table
	      The  name	 (optionally schema-qualified) of the table to be cre-
	      ated.

       All other parameters are described in detail under SELECT  [select(7)].


NOTES
       CREATE  TABLE AS [create_table_as(7)] is functionally similar to SELECT
       INTO. CREATE TABLE AS is the recommended syntax,	 since	this  form  of
       SELECT  INTO  is not available in ECPG or PL/pgSQL, because they inter-
       pret the INTO clause differently. Furthermore, CREATE TABLE AS offers a
       superset of the functionality provided by SELECT INTO.

       Prior to PostgreSQL 8.1, the table created by SELECT INTO included OIDs
       by default. In PostgreSQL 8.1, this is not the case -- to  include  OIDs
       in  the new table, the default_with_oids configuration variable must be
       enabled. Alternatively, CREATE TABLE AS can be used with the WITH  OIDS
       clause.

EXAMPLES
       Create  a new table films_recent consisting of only recent entries from
       the table films:

       SELECT * INTO films_recent FROM films WHERE date_prod >= '2002-01-01';


COMPATIBILITY
       The SQL standard uses SELECT INTO to represent  selecting  values  into
       scalar  variables  of a host program, rather than creating a new table.
       This indeed is the usage found in  ECPG	(see  the  documentation)  and
       PL/pgSQL	 (see the documentation).  The PostgreSQL usage of SELECT INTO
       to represent table creation is historical. It is best to use CREATE TA-
       BLE AS for this purpose in new code.

SEE ALSO
       CREATE TABLE AS [create_table_as(7)]



SQL - Language Statements	  2010-12-14			 SELECT INTO()
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