How to export data to a CSV file from a PostgreSQL database together with table headings

Written by Ian Carnaghan · 19 sec read >
  1. Type in the following command in postgres using the command line:
    copy products to ‘/home/user/products.csv’ delimiters ‘,’ CSV HEADER

    • products = (Database Table)
    • ‘/home/user/products.csv‘ = (Location where to save the csv file)
    • You need to have write permissions to write the file to the filesystem with the postgres user
    • CSV HEADER – This is the feature that let’s you export the table headings as well, please note that the HEADER argument has only been introduced in Postgres 8.1

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Last Updated On April 07, 2018
Written by Ian Carnaghan
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