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Posted on 2006-11-27
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When I run queries with pgAdmin, I always need to specify the schema before all table names. How can I make that optional?

Instead of doing:
   select * from name.someTable;
I want do just do:
   select * from someTable.

However, I don't want to break old queries. I want both of those queries to do the same thing.
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by:ivanovn
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You can use synonyms. Check out this post and the attached patch you will need to apply in order to use it: http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-patches/2006-03/msg00085.php
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by:earth man2
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this is  a nasty dirty method -- you may like it.

set search_path( SCHEMA_1, SCHEMA_2, SCHEMA_3 );
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you can also set it in your postgresql.conf file.
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