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supercopy

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Takes a specifically-named directory structure of CSV files and conjures bulk insert, update and delete statements and applies them to a PostgreSQL database.

Install

$ npm install supercopy --save

Usage

const pg = require('pg')
const supercopy = require('supercopy')
 
// Make a new Postgres client
const client = new pg.Client('postgres://postgres:postgres@localhost:5432/my_test_db')
 
supercopy(
  {
    sourceDir: '/dir/that/holds/deletes/inserts/updates/and/upserts/dirs',
    headerColumnNamePkPrefix: '.',
    topDownTableOrder: ['departments', 'employees'],
    client: client,
    schemaName: 'my_schema',
    truncateTables: true,
    debug: true
    multicopy: false
  },
  function (err) {
    // Done!
  }
)
 

supercopy(options, callback)

Options

Property Type Notes
sourceDir function An absolute path pointing to a directory containing action folders. See the File Structure section for more details.
headerColumnNamePkPrefix string When conjuring an update statement, Supercopy will need to know which columns in the CSV file constitute a primary key. It does this by expecting the first line of each file to be a header containing , delimited column names. However, column names prefixed with this value should be deemed a primary-key column. Only use in update CSV-file headers.
topDownTableOrder [string] An array of strings, where each string is a table name. Table inserts will occur in this order and deletes in reverse - use to avoid integrity-constraint errors. If no schema prefix is supplied to a table name, then it's inferred from schemaName.
client client Either a pg client or pool (something with a query() method) that's already connected to a PostgreSQL database.
schemaName string Identifies a PostgreSQL schema where the tables that are to be affected by this copy be found.
truncateTables boolean A flag to indicate whether or not to truncate tables before supercopying into them
debug boolean Show debugging information on the console
multicopy boolean Enables 'sourceDir' to house many typical Supercopy 'sourceDir' shaped directories. Defaults to false.

File structure

The directory identified by the sourceDir option should be structured in the following way:

/someDir
  /inserts
    table1.csv
    table2.csv
  /updates
    table1.csv
    table2.csv
  /upserts
    table1.csv
    table2.csv  
  /deletes
    table1.csv
    
OR IF USING MULTICOPY

/manyDirs
 /someDir
  /inserts
    table1.csv
    table2.csv
 /someDir
  /inserts
    table1.csv
    table2.csv   

Notes

  • The sub-directories here refer to the type of action that should be performed using CSV data files contained in it. Supported directory names are insert, update, upsert (try to update, failing that insert) and delete.
  • The filename of each file should refer to a table name in the schema identified by the schemaName option.
  • The expected format of the .csv files is:
    • One line per record
    • The first line to be a comma delimited list of column names (i.e. a header record)
    • For update and upsert files, ensure columns-names in the header record that are part of the primary key are identified with a headerColumnNamePkPrefix character.
    • All records to be comma delimited, and any text columns containing a , should be quoted with a ". The csv-string package might help.
  • Note that only primary key values should be provided in a 'delete' file.

Testing

Before running these tests, you'll need a test PostgreSQL database available and set a PG_CONNECTION_STRING environment variable to point to it, for example:

PG_CONNECTION_STRING=postgres://postgres:postgres@localhost:5432/my_test_db

$ npm test

License

MIT

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npm i @wmfs/supercopy

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