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PostgreSQL Date Types: Functions, Formats, and Intervals

This blog post explained date data types, functions, operators, formats, and intervals with the help of appropriate examples.

How to Check/Get PostgreSQL Version

To check which PostgreSQL version is active on your system, users can run “psql –version” command from the command prompt, or the “SELECT VERSION()” command from SQL Shell.

How to Kill a Process ID in PostgreSQL

To kill a process in Postgres, first, find the “pid” for all the processes, and then run the “pg_cancel_backend(pid)” and “pg_terminate_backend(pid)” commands.

Understanding PostgreSQL Sequence Functions

PostgreSQL provides various sequence functions like SETVAL(), NEXTVAL(), CURRVAL(), and LASTVAL() to work with sequences efficiently.

PostgreSQL List Users, Databases, Schemas, Tables

To find the list of users, databases, schemas, or tables, the meta-commands like “\du”, “\l”, “\dn”, and “\dt” are used, respectively.

PostgreSQL: Basic psql Commands

psql is a command-line interface used to perform various database tasks efficiently. For instance, using psql different commands can be executed to access, create, delete, or update a database, table, schema, etc.


In Postgres, the TRUNCATE TABLE command only removes the table’s data and preserves the table’s structure. While the DROP TABLE command drops the table’s data and structure permanently.

What Does PostgreSQL regexp_matches() Function Do?

regexp_matches() function takes in the string and the regular expression to be matched as an argument along with an optional flag and returns the first matched substring from the main string.

How to Install and Setup PostgreSQL on Debian 12

Use the “sudo apt install postgresql postgresql-contrib” command to install PostgreSQL from Debian 12’s default repository.

How to Describe Database Objects in PostgreSQL From psql

In Postgres, the meta-commands like “\d”, “\dt”, “\dv”, “\ds”, and “\df” are used to describe relations, tables, views, sequences, and functions, respectively.