I want to store Mathematica results in an external rdbms, Postgres specifically.

The Mathematica documentation talks a lot (eg in 'Relational Database Quick Start') about extracting data from external databases but very little (to nothing?) that I can see about using external relational databases to store information.

It seems to me that to use something like

"INSERT INTO tbl(col1, col2) VALUES "<> calculated_values_as_strings

is very rough and potentially unsafe.

With Mathematica V12's new RelationalDatabase and EntityStore objects there must be a nicer way to store data in an external RDBS. How is it done?

Is DatabaseLink the only solution?

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    – LouisB
    Oct 20, 2021 at 9:42
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    $\begingroup$ Use SQLInsert to insert data into a table. If you have problems with SQLInsert we may be able to help you. Try to provide some minimal code that we can use to reproduce the problem. Also see the (minimal) example of batch inserting data here. To see a list of RDB commands, evaluate Needs["DatabaseLink`"]; Information["SQL*"]. $\endgroup$
    – LouisB
    Oct 20, 2021 at 10:05
  • $\begingroup$ So, just to be sure, regardless of the new objects 'RelationalDatabase' and 'EntityStore' the only option for submitting to an external database is through DatabaseLink and SQLInsert? $\endgroup$
    – TnTech
    Oct 21, 2021 at 2:09


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