Thursday, June 28, 2012

importing csv file to MySQL database table

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Sometimes we need to get the MySQL tables into an Excel sheet. How this can be done? We can dump the MySQL tables into a csv format file. It is explained in our previous post Dumping MySQL table into CSV file. But how to import a csv file to a mysql database table? We will discuss it in this post.



Login to your MySQL server.
[root@database ~]# mysql -p
Enter password:

Use the desired database
mysql> use database_name


For importing the csv file "viewership.csv" from the directory "/root/databases" into the table "table_name"


mysql> load data local infile '/root/databases/viewership.csv' into table  table_name fields terminated by ',' enclosed by '"' lines terminated by '\n';


Thats it. Now the csv file is loaded into the table.

Check
how to dump MySQL table into CSV file

Recommended Reading

1. High Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backups, and Replication
2. MySQL (4th Edition)
3. MYSQL in a Nutshell (In a Nutshell (O'Reilly))

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