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PostgreSQL Reference Manual (version 8.2.4) - Volume 2
Programming Guide

by: The PostgreSQL Global Development Group

Paperback (6"x9"), 408 pages. Out of print - copies may still be available from some bookstores.
Retail Price: $34.95 (£19.95 in UK)
ISBN: 0-9546120-3-5 (ISBN-13: 978-0-9546120-3-0)

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 PostgreSQL client and server programming interfaces. These include the PL/pgPSQL language, as well as C/C++, Tcl, Perl and Python.

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. Client Interfaces
  3. libpq - C Library
  4. Large Objects
  5. ECPG - Embedded SQL in C
  6. The Information Schema
  7. Server Programming
  8. Extending SQL
  9. Triggers
  10. The Rule System
  11. Procedural Languages
  12. PL/pgSQL - SQL Procedural Language
  13. PL/Tcl - Tcl Procedural Language
  14. PL/Perl - Perl Procedural Language
  15. PL/Python - Python Procedural Language
  16. Server Programming Interface
  17. Other books from the publisher
  18. Index