Primary Keys vs. UNIQUE Constraints in PostgreSQL
Most of my readers will know about primary keys and all kinds of table constraints. However, only a few of you may have ever thought about the difference between a primary key and a UNIQUE constraint. Isn’t it all just the same? In both cases, PostgreSQL will create an index that avoids duplicate entries. So […]
Entity-attribute-value (EAV) design in PostgreSQL – don’t do it!
© Laurenz Albe 2021 Customers have often asked me what I think of “Entity-attribute-value” (EAV) design. So I thought it would be a good idea to lay down my opinion in writing. What is entity-attribute-value design? The idea is not to create a table for each entity in the application. Rather, you store each attribute […]
PostgreSQL on WSL2 for Windows: Install and setup
This post explains how to install PostgreSQL on WSL2 for Windows, apply the necessary changes to PostgreSQL settings, and access the database from the Windows host. Even though this knowledge can be found in different bits and pieces spread out all over the internet, I want to compile a short and straightforward how-to article. I […]