community.postgresql.postgresql_table module – Create, drop, or modify a PostgreSQL table

Note

This module is part of the community.postgresql collection (version 2.1.5).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.postgresql.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.postgresql.postgresql_table.

Synopsis

  • Allows to create, drop, rename, truncate a table, or change some table attributes.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • psycopg2

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

ca_cert

aliases: ssl_rootcert

string

Specifies the name of a file containing SSL certificate authority (CA) certificate(s).

If the file exists, the server’s certificate will be verified to be signed by one of these authorities.

cascade

boolean

Automatically drop objects that depend on the table (such as views). Used with state=absent only.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

columns

list / elements=string

Columns that are needed.

db

aliases: login_db

string

Name of database to connect and where the table will be created.

including

string

Keywords that are used with like parameter, may be DEFAULTS, CONSTRAINTS, INDEXES, STORAGE, COMMENTS or ALL. Needs like specified. Mutually exclusive with columns, rename, and truncate.

like

string

Create a table like another table (with similar DDL). Mutually exclusive with columns, rename, and truncate.

login_host

string

Host running the database.

If you have connection issues when using localhost, try to use 127.0.0.1 instead.

login_password

string

The password this module should use to establish its PostgreSQL session.

login_unix_socket

string

Path to a Unix domain socket for local connections.

login_user

string

The username this module should use to establish its PostgreSQL session.

Default: “postgres”

owner

string

Set a table owner.

port

aliases: login_port

integer

Database port to connect to.

Default: 5432

rename

string

New table name. Mutually exclusive with tablespace, owner, unlogged, like, including, columns, truncate, and storage_params.

session_role

string

Switch to session_role after connecting. The specified session_role must be a role that the current login_user is a member of.

Permissions checking for SQL commands is carried out as though the session_role were the one that had logged in originally.

ssl_mode

string

Determines whether or with what priority a secure SSL TCP/IP connection will be negotiated with the server.

See https://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/static/libpq-ssl.html for more information on the modes.

Default of prefer matches libpq default.

Choices:

  • allow

  • disable

  • prefer ← (default)

  • require

  • verify-ca

  • verify-full

state

string

The table state. state=absent is mutually exclusive with tablespace, owner, unlogged, like, including, columns, truncate, storage_params and, rename.

Choices:

  • absent

  • present ← (default)

storage_params

list / elements=string

Storage parameters like fillfactor, autovacuum_vacuum_treshold, etc. Mutually exclusive with rename and truncate.

table

aliases: name

string / required

Table name.

tablespace

string

Set a tablespace for the table.

truncate

boolean

Truncate a table. Mutually exclusive with tablespace, owner, unlogged, like, including, columns, rename, and storage_params.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

trust_input

boolean

added in 0.2.0 of community.postgresql

If no, check whether values of parameters are potentially dangerous.

It makes sense to use no only when SQL injections are possible.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

unlogged

boolean

Create an unlogged table.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

Notes

Note

  • Supports check_mode.

  • If you do not pass db parameter, tables will be created in the database named postgres.

  • PostgreSQL allows to create columnless table, so columns param is optional.

  • Unlogged tables are available from PostgreSQL server version 9.1.

  • The default authentication assumes that you are either logging in as or sudo’ing to the postgres account on the host.

  • To avoid “Peer authentication failed for user postgres” error, use postgres user as a become_user.

  • This module uses psycopg2, a Python PostgreSQL database adapter. You must ensure that psycopg2 is installed on the host before using this module.

  • If the remote host is the PostgreSQL server (which is the default case), then PostgreSQL must also be installed on the remote host.

  • For Ubuntu-based systems, install the postgresql, libpq-dev, and python-psycopg2 packages on the remote host before using this module.

  • The ca_cert parameter requires at least Postgres version 8.4 and psycopg2 version 2.4.3.

See Also

See also

community.postgresql.postgresql_sequence

The official documentation on the community.postgresql.postgresql_sequence module.

community.postgresql.postgresql_idx

The official documentation on the community.postgresql.postgresql_idx module.

community.postgresql.postgresql_info

The official documentation on the community.postgresql.postgresql_info module.

community.postgresql.postgresql_tablespace

The official documentation on the community.postgresql.postgresql_tablespace module.

community.postgresql.postgresql_owner

The official documentation on the community.postgresql.postgresql_owner module.

community.postgresql.postgresql_privs

The official documentation on the community.postgresql.postgresql_privs module.

community.postgresql.postgresql_copy

The official documentation on the community.postgresql.postgresql_copy module.

CREATE TABLE reference

Complete reference of the CREATE TABLE command documentation.

ALTER TABLE reference

Complete reference of the ALTER TABLE command documentation.

DROP TABLE reference

Complete reference of the DROP TABLE command documentation.

PostgreSQL data types

Complete reference of the PostgreSQL data types documentation.

Examples

- name: Create tbl2 in the acme database with the DDL like tbl1 with testuser as an owner
  community.postgresql.postgresql_table:
    db: acme
    name: tbl2
    like: tbl1
    owner: testuser

- name: Create tbl2 in the acme database and tablespace ssd with the DDL like tbl1 including comments and indexes
  community.postgresql.postgresql_table:
    db: acme
    table: tbl2
    like: tbl1
    including: comments, indexes
    tablespace: ssd

- name: Create test_table with several columns in ssd tablespace with fillfactor=10 and autovacuum_analyze_threshold=1
  community.postgresql.postgresql_table:
    name: test_table
    columns:
    - id bigserial primary key
    - num bigint
    - stories text
    tablespace: ssd
    storage_params:
    - fillfactor=10
    - autovacuum_analyze_threshold=1

- name: Create an unlogged table in schema acme
  community.postgresql.postgresql_table:
    name: acme.useless_data
    columns: waste_id int
    unlogged: true

- name: Rename table foo to bar
  community.postgresql.postgresql_table:
    table: foo
    rename: bar

- name: Rename table foo from schema acme to bar
  community.postgresql.postgresql_table:
    name: acme.foo
    rename: bar

- name: Set owner to someuser
  community.postgresql.postgresql_table:
    name: foo
    owner: someuser

- name: Change tablespace of foo table to new_tablespace and set owner to new_user
  community.postgresql.postgresql_table:
    name: foo
    tablespace: new_tablespace
    owner: new_user

- name: Truncate table foo
  community.postgresql.postgresql_table:
    name: foo
    truncate: yes

- name: Drop table foo from schema acme
  community.postgresql.postgresql_table:
    name: acme.foo
    state: absent

- name: Drop table bar cascade
  community.postgresql.postgresql_table:
    name: bar
    state: absent
    cascade: yes

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key

Description

owner

string

Table owner.

Returned: always

Sample: “postgres”

queries

string

List of executed queries.

Returned: always

Sample: [“CREATE TABLE \”test_table\” (id bigint)”]

state

string

Table state.

Returned: always

Sample: “present”

storage_params

list / elements=string

Storage parameters.

Returned: always

Sample: [“fillfactor=100”, “autovacuum_analyze_threshold=1”]

table

string

Name of a table.

Returned: always

Sample: “foo”

tablespace

string

Tablespace.

Returned: always

Sample: “ssd_tablespace”

Authors

  • Andrei Klychkov (@Andersson007)