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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Adding extensions to Postgresql database with Rails on Heroku

This is a follow up to my previous post Adding extensions to Postgresql database with Rails

If your database is running on Heroku you need to access it slightly differently.

Using the 'rails db' command does not work:
$ heroku run rails db
Running `rails db` attached to terminal... up, run.6499
Couldn't find database client: psql. Check your $PATH and try again.

Instead access psql like this and then add the extension. \dx lists the current installed extensions
$ heroku pg:psql
psql (9.2.1, server 9.1.9)
SSL connection (cipher: DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA, bits: 256)
Type "help" for help.
dftmhe7vpg4dhs=> create extension unaccent;
dftmhe7vpg4dhs=> \dx
                         List of installed extensions
   Name   | Version |   Schema   |                 Description
 plpgsql  | 1.0     | pg_catalog | PL/pgSQL procedural language
 unaccent | 1.0     | public     | text search dictionary that removes accents

Note that this works just fine with a pg:basic database plan. There is no need to upgrade just to use postgres text search.

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