pg-query-stream

Postgres query result returned as readable stream

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pg-query-stream

Receive result rows from pg as a readable (object) stream.

This module only works with the pure JavaScript client.

installation

$ npm install pg
$ npm install pg-query-stream

requires pg>=2.8.1

- or -
$ npm install pg.js
$ npm install pg-query-stream

requires pg.js>=2.8.1

use

var pg = require('pg')
var QueryStream = require('pg-query-stream')
var JSONStream = require('JSONStream')

//pipe 1,000,000 rows to stdout without blowing up your memory usage
pg.connect(function(err, client, done) {
  if(err) throw err;
  var query = new QueryStream('SELECT * FROM generate_series(0, $1) num', [1000000])
  var stream = client.query(query)
  //release the client when the stream is finished
  stream.on('end', done)
  stream.pipe(JSONStream.stringify()).pipe(process.stdout)
})

The stream uses a cursor on the server so it efficiently keeps only a low number of rows in memory.

This is especially useful when doing ETL on a huge table. Using manual limit and offset queries to fake out async itteration through your data is cumbersom, and way way way slower than using a cursor.

contribution

I'm very open to contribution! Open a pull request with your code or idea and we'll talk about it. If it's not way insane we'll merge it in too: isn't open source awesome?

license

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2013 Brian M. Carlson

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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