Returning data in multiple columns

I was working today on some updates to client database. While doing it, I figured it would be simpler if I saw all “codenames" and ids of rows from dictionary table – not so big. But it was bigger than my screen – I have only 90 lines of text on screen, and there were ~ 200 rows of data in the table. So I started thinking – how to show this (codename, id) into more than one column, in psql.

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Stupid tricks – hiding value of column in select *

One of the most common questions is “how do I get select * from table, but without one of the column".

Short answer is of course – name your columns, instead of using *. Or use a view.

But I decided to take a look at the problem.

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