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MySQL mysqlimport

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Parameters[edit | edit source]

Parameter Description
--delete -D empty the table before importing the text file
--fields-optionally-enclosed-by define the character that quotes the fields
--fields-terminated-by field terminator
--ignore -i ignore the ingested row in case of duplicate-keys
--lines-terminated-by define row terminator
--password -p password
--port -P port
--replace -r overwrite the old entry row in case of duplicate-keys
--user -u username
--where -w specify a condition

Remarks[edit | edit source]

mysqlimport will use the name of the imported file, after stripping the extension, to determine the destination table.

Basic usage[edit | edit source]

Given the tab-separated file employee.txt

1 \t Arthur Dent

2 \t Marvin

3 \t Zaphod Beeblebrox

$ mysql --user=user --password=password mycompany -e 'CREATE TABLE employee(id INT, name VARCHAR(100), PRIMARY KEY (id))'

$ mysqlimport --user=user --password=password mycompany employee.txt

Using a custom field-delimiter[edit | edit source]

Given the text file employee.txt

1|Arthur Dent


3|Zaphod Beeblebrox

$ mysqlimport --fields-terminated-by='|' mycompany employee.txt

Using a custom row-delimiter[edit | edit source]

This example is useful for windows-like endings:

$ mysqlimport --lines-terminated-by='\r\n' mycompany employee.txt

Handling duplicate keys[edit | edit source]

Given the table Employee

id Name
3 Yooden Vranx

And the file employee.txt

1 \t Arthur Dent

2 \t Marvin

3 \t Zaphod Beeblebrox

The --ignore option will ignore the entry on duplicate keys

$ mysqlimport --ignore mycompany employee.txt
id Name
1 Arthur Dent
2 Marvin
3 Yooden Vranx

The --replace option will overwrite the old entry

$ mysqlimport --replace mycompany employee.txt
id Name
1 Arthur Dent
2 Marvin
3 Zaphod Beeblebrox

Conditional import[edit | edit source]

$ mysqlimport --where="id>2" mycompany employee.txt

Import a standard csv[edit | edit source]

$ mysqlimport
    mycompany employee.csv