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PostgreSQL Reference Manual (version 8.2.4) - Volume 1
SQL Language Reference

by: The PostgreSQL Global Development Group

Paperback (6"x9"), 716 pages. Out of print - copies may still be available from some bookstores.
Retail Price: $49.95 (£32.00 in UK)
ISBN: 0-9546120-2-7 (ISBN-13: 978-0-9546120-2-3)

About the Book

This manual is the part of the official reference documentation for the PostgreSQL RDBMS (version 8.2.4). This volume covers the SQL language, and describes all the SQL commands available in PostgreSQL.

The authors of this manual are the developers of PostgreSQL.

You can examine the contents of the printed book here,

For each copy of this manual sold $1 is donated to the PostgreSQL project.

As of October 2015 the total amount donated is $4,611 from the sale of this and other volumes.

This book is freely redistributable, under the same license as PostgreSQL itself.


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Table of Contents

  1. Publisher's Preface
  2. The SQL Language
  3. SQL Syntax
  4. Data Definition
  5. Data Manipulation
  6. Queries
  7. Data Types
  8. Functions and Operators
  9. Type Conversion
  10. Indexes
  11. Concurrency Control
  12. Performance Tips
  13. SQL Commands
  14. PostgreSQL Client Applications
  15. PostgreSQL Server Applications
  16. PostgreSQL Error Codes
  17. Date/Time Support
  18. SQL Key Words
  19. SQL Conformance
  20. Bibliography
  21. Index