PostgreSQL 15devel Documentation

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Table of Contents

Preface
1. What Is PostgreSQL?
2. A Brief History of PostgreSQL
3. Conventions
4. Further Information
5. Bug Reporting Guidelines
I. Tutorial
1. Getting Started
2. The SQL Language
3. Advanced Features
II. The SQL Language
4. SQL Syntax
5. Data Definition
6. Data Manipulation
7. Queries
8. Data Types
9. Functions and Operators
10. Type Conversion
11. Indexes
12. Full Text Search
13. Concurrency Control
14. Performance Tips
15. Parallel Query
III. Server Administration
16. Installation from Binaries
17. Installation from Source Code
18. Installation from Source Code on Windows
19. Server Setup and Operation
20. Server Configuration
21. Client Authentication
22. Database Roles
23. Managing Databases
24. Localization
25. Routine Database Maintenance Tasks
26. Backup and Restore
27. High Availability, Load Balancing, and Replication
28. Monitoring Database Activity
29. Monitoring Disk Usage
30. Reliability and the Write-Ahead Log
31. Logical Replication
32. Just-in-Time Compilation (JIT)
33. Regression Tests
IV. Client Interfaces
34. libpq — C Library
35. Large Objects
36. ECPG — Embedded SQL in C
37. The Information Schema
V. Server Programming
38. Extending SQL
39. Triggers
40. Event Triggers
41. The Rule System
42. Procedural Languages
43. PL/pgSQLSQL Procedural Language
44. PL/Tcl — Tcl Procedural Language
45. PL/Perl — Perl Procedural Language
46. PL/Python — Python Procedural Language
47. Server Programming Interface
48. Background Worker Processes
49. Logical Decoding
50. Replication Progress Tracking
51. Archive Modules
VI. Reference
I. SQL Commands
II. PostgreSQL Client Applications
III. PostgreSQL Server Applications
VII. Internals
52. Overview of PostgreSQL Internals
53. System Catalogs
54. Frontend/Backend Protocol
55. PostgreSQL Coding Conventions
56. Native Language Support
57. Writing a Procedural Language Handler
58. Writing a Foreign Data Wrapper
59. Writing a Table Sampling Method
60. Writing a Custom Scan Provider
61. Genetic Query Optimizer
62. Table Access Method Interface Definition
63. Index Access Method Interface Definition
64. Generic WAL Records
65. B-Tree Indexes
66. GiST Indexes
67. SP-GiST Indexes
68. GIN Indexes
69. BRIN Indexes
70. Hash Indexes
71. Database Physical Storage
72. System Catalog Declarations and Initial Contents
73. How the Planner Uses Statistics
74. Backup Manifest Format
VIII. Appendixes
A. PostgreSQL Error Codes
B. Date/Time Support
C. SQL Key Words
D. SQL Conformance
E. Release Notes
F. Additional Supplied Modules
G. Additional Supplied Programs
H. External Projects
I. The Source Code Repository
J. Documentation
K. PostgreSQL Limits
L. Acronyms
M. Glossary
N. Color Support
O. Obsolete or Renamed Features
Bibliography
Index