This is my system:

Windows 7

Postgresql 9.5


PostGIS Shapefile and DBF Loader plugin

I have imported data from a DBF file correctly with the plugin.

My problem: This DBF file changes every day. Is there any option to have the file linked with my Postgresql database?

  • The best option would be to update the database table directly rather than the DBF file.
    – Micha
    Jun 25, 2016 at 8:03
  • I have no control. I cant update directly the database. Thanks
    – Za7pi
    Jun 27, 2016 at 7:04
  • So even if there is some way to link a Postgresql table to an external dbf. you won't be able to implement it?
    – Micha
    Jun 28, 2016 at 19:41

1 Answer 1


You might consiider PostGIS FDW (Foreign Data Wrapper) - it will connect to remote files such as Shapefiles or CSV, and they will appear and be queryable just like 'normal' PostGres tables.

I think you'd need to use the GDAL/OGR FDW library - it supports shapefile connections.

But don't take my word for it: http://postgis.net/2014/12/19/postgis_fdw/

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