Importing CSV Files

10.6.1 Problem

You need to load a file that is in CSV format.

10.6.2 Solution

Just add the appropriate format-specifier clauses to your LOAD DATA statement.

10.6.3 Discussion

Datafiles in CSV format contain values that are delimited by commas rather than tabs and that may be quoted with double quote characters. For example, a CSV file mytbl.txt containing lines that end with carriage return/linefeed pairs can be loaded into mytbl as follows using LOAD DATA:

mysql> LOAD DATA LOCAL INFILE 'mytbl.txt' INTO TABLE mytbl
 -> FIELDS TERMINATED BY ',' ENCLOSED BY '"'
 -> LINES TERMINATED BY '
';

Or like this using mysqlimport:

% mysqlimport --local --lines-terminated-by="
" 
 --fields-terminated-by="," --fields-enclosed-by=""" 
 cookbook mytbl.txt

Using the mysql Client Program

Writing MySQL-Based Programs

Record Selection Techniques

Working with Strings

Working with Dates and Times

Sorting Query Results

Generating Summaries

Modifying Tables with ALTER TABLE

Obtaining and Using Metadata

Importing and Exporting Data

Generating and Using Sequences

Using Multiple Tables

Statistical Techniques

Handling Duplicates

Performing Transactions

Introduction to MySQL on the Web

Incorporating Query Resultsinto Web Pages

Processing Web Input with MySQL

Using MySQL-Based Web Session Management

Appendix A. Obtaining MySQL Software

Appendix B. JSP and Tomcat Primer

Appendix C. References



MySQL Cookbook
MySQL Cookbook
ISBN: 059652708X
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 412
Authors: Paul DuBois

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