The pg_trgm module provides functions and operators for determining the similarity of alphanumeric text based on trigram matching. The module also provides index operator classes that support fast searching for similar strings.

The Greenplum Database pg_trgm module is equivalent to the PostgreSQL pg_trgm module. There are no Greenplum Database or MPP-specific considerations for the module.

Installing and Registering the Module

The pg_trgm module is installed when you install Greenplum Database. Before you can use any of the functions defined in the module, you must register the pg_trgm extension in each database in which you want to use the functions:


Refer to Installing Additional Supplied Modules for more information.

Module Documentation

See pg_trgm in the PostgreSQL documentation for detailed information about the individual functions in this module.

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