Is it possible to utilize the PostGIS command line functions, e.g. shp2pgsql, from within pgAdmin III? I am using pgAdmin to connect to a remote server.

  • What is the purpose for using shp2pgsql in pgAdmin?
    – artwork21
    Commented Jul 8, 2014 at 19:50
  • Because I'm connecting to a remote server, I thought it might be easier to use it within an interface like pgAdmin than to have to open a separate remote terminal.
    – Blazinator
    Commented Jul 9, 2014 at 15:17

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No and yes. You can configure pgadmin to call external programs, like shp2pgsql-gui, out of a menu option, which can make things easier for new users (see OpenGeo Suite, for example). But a full commandline like shp2pgsql has too many parameters needed to be effectively called by pgadmin.

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