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Convert MySQL table to CSV file

Submitted by on March 27, 2008 – 4:41 pm 6 Comments

CSV is a field-separated format that can be easily imported into a spreadsheet application. Usually the separator field is a comma. However, sometimes it is easier to select a more unusual character (like “@” for example), so that the field separator is not confused with commas in the field values.

In the example below we will dump contents of table1 in database1 to /tmp/database1_table1.csv. On the command line type this:

mysql -udbuser -pdbpasswd << EOF

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  • airdogspace2 says:

    i have a data base in csv formate , i will like to know how to use it in php mysql . i am building a website for a school and they have the grades in csv format and the site i am building is in php mysql . i will like to know how to convert the csv format to a formate that can be used in mysql

  • Dark_LovexXx says:

    i need a script to run in php, so when i run it, it takes the info and gives me the option to save it as a csv file.

    any idea?

  • Sir fliesalot says:

    or do i need to set up a page to receive it….halp! and can the stuff attached to it come too

  • Xedo says:

    I have multiple .csv files with raw data in them. I need to summarize them and bring them all together into a readable, “pretty,” output. This data comes monthly right now, but in the same format. So is there a scripting language I can learn to do this? Where should I start?

  • everythingisgonnabefine says:

    So, I’m looking for a way for my php page with a html table + data from mysql db and converting the html table and its data to a .doc so that after it has been downloaded and can be opened and printed in MS word.

    thanks for those who will reply

  • sakyue1993 says:

    I have a LINUX web server, which supports SQL database only. How can I convert my Access database into SQL?

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