postgresql_table – Create, drop, or modify a PostgreSQL table

New in version 2.8.

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 Choices/Defaults Comments
ca_cert
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.

aliases: ssl_rootcert
cascade
boolean
added in 2.9
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Automatically drop objects that depend on the table (such as views). Used with state=absent only.
columns
list / elements=string
Columns that are needed.
db
string
Name of database to connect and where the table will be created.

aliases: login_db
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.
login_password
string
The password used to authenticate with.
login_unix_socket
string
Path to a Unix domain socket for local connections.
login_user
string
Default:
"postgres"
The username used to authenticate with.
owner
string
Set a table owner.
port
integer
Default:
5432
Database port to connect to.

aliases: login_port
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
    Choices:
  • allow
  • disable
  • prefer ←
  • require
  • verify-ca
  • verify-full
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.
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
The table state. state=absent is mutually exclusive with tablespace, owner, unlogged, like, including, columns, truncate, storage_params and, rename.
storage_params
list / elements=string
Storage parameters like fillfactor, autovacuum_vacuum_treshold, etc. Mutually exclusive with rename and truncate.
table
string / required
Table name.

aliases: name
tablespace
string
Set a tablespace for the table.
truncate
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Truncate a table. Mutually exclusive with tablespace, owner, unlogged, like, including, columns, rename, and storage_params.
unlogged
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Create an unlogged table.

Notes

Note

  • 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

postgresql_sequence – Create, drop, or alter a PostgreSQL sequence
The official documentation on the postgresql_sequence module.
postgresql_idx – Create or drop indexes from a PostgreSQL database
The official documentation on the postgresql_idx module.
postgresql_info – Gather information about PostgreSQL servers
The official documentation on the postgresql_info module.
postgresql_tablespace – Add or remove PostgreSQL tablespaces from remote hosts
The official documentation on the postgresql_tablespace module.
postgresql_owner – Change an owner of PostgreSQL database object
The official documentation on the postgresql_owner module.
postgresql_privs – Grant or revoke privileges on PostgreSQL database objects
The official documentation on the postgresql_privs module.
postgresql_copy – Copy data between a file/program and a PostgreSQL table
The official documentation on the 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
  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
  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
  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
  postgresql_table:
    name: acme.useless_data
    columns: waste_id int
    unlogged: true

- name: Rename table foo to bar
  postgresql_table:
    table: foo
    rename: bar

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

- name: Set owner to someuser
  postgresql_table:
    name: foo
    owner: someuser

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

- name: Truncate table foo
  postgresql_table:
    name: foo
    truncate: yes

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

- name: Drop table bar cascade
  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 Returned Description
owner
string
always
Table owner.

Sample:
postgres
queries
string
always
List of executed queries.

Sample:
['CREATE TABLE "test_table" (id bigint)']
state
string
always
Table state.

Sample:
present
storage_params
list
always
Storage parameters.

Sample:
['fillfactor=100', 'autovacuum_analyze_threshold=1']
table
string
always
Name of a table.

Sample:
foo
tablespace
string
always
Tablespace.

Sample:
ssd_tablespace


Status

Authors

  • Andrei Klychkov (@Andersson007)

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