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SELECT INTO(7)		PostgreSQL 9.6.3 Documentation		SELECT INTO(7)

NAME
       SELECT_INTO - define a new table	from the results of a query

SYNOPSIS
       [ WITH [	RECURSIVE ] with_query [, ...] ]
       SELECT [	ALL | DISTINCT [ ON ( expression [, ...] ) ] ]
	   * | expression [ [ AS ] output_name ] [, ...]
	   INTO	[ TEMPORARY | TEMP | UNLOGGED ]	[ TABLE	] new_table
	   [ FROM from_item [, ...] ]
	   [ WHERE condition ]
	   [ GROUP BY expression [, ...] ]
	   [ HAVING condition [, ...] ]
	   [ WINDOW window_name	AS ( window_definition ) [, ...] ]
	   [ { UNION | INTERSECT | EXCEPT } [ ALL | DISTINCT ] select ]
	   [ ORDER BY expression [ ASC | DESC |	USING operator ] [ NULLS { FIRST | LAST	} ] [, ...] ]
	   [ LIMIT { count | ALL } ]
	   [ OFFSET start [ ROW	| ROWS ] ]
	   [ FETCH { FIRST | NEXT } [ count ] {	ROW | ROWS } ONLY ]
	   [ 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
       associated 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.

       UNLOGGED
	   If specified, the table is created as an unlogged table. Refer to
	   CREATE TABLE	(CREATE_TABLE(7)) for details.

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

       All other parameters are	described in detail under 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
       interpret the INTO clause differently. Furthermore, CREATE TABLE	AS
       offers a	superset of the	functionality provided by SELECT INTO.

       To add OIDs to the table	created	by SELECT INTO,	enable the
       default_with_oids configuration variable. 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 Chapter 34, ECPG - Embedded
       SQL in C, in the	documentation) and PL/pgSQL (see Chapter 41, PL/pgSQL
       - SQL Procedural	Language, in the documentation). The PostgreSQL	usage
       of SELECT INTO to represent table creation is historical. It is best to
       use CREATE TABLE	AS for this purpose in new code.

SEE ALSO
       CREATE TABLE AS (CREATE_TABLE_AS(7))

PostgreSQL 9.6.3		     2017			SELECT INTO(7)

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