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Re: Please help me clear this simple but critical issue [SELECT INTO OUTFILE LOCAL]
On 5/19/2010 1:12 PM, Cool Guy wrote:
> mysqldump is more like a backup tool and is used to dump the whole
> table/database rather than select records ...
> The workaround we came up with is dump the data to a temp table and
> then use a python program to convert and dump the table in CSV format.
> Though it works, I feel it is redundant and not so efficient way of
> doing things.
On second thought, you CAN use the mysql -e IF you do this (as an example):
mysql -u root -p -Nsr -e "SELECT
CONCAT('\"',FirstName,'\",\"',LastName,'\"') from db.users"
Change to suit.
> On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 1:04 PM, Brian Evans <grknight@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> <mailto:grknight@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
> On 5/19/2010 12:58 PM, Cool Guy wrote:
> > Sorry for the confusion. We can dump the file to the server
> where the
> > database is hosted but this problem revolves around 2 different
> > servers - 1. Client, 2. Database.
> > So we want to dump the output to the client and MySQL has no such
> > implementation. I explored the -e option and specifying the server
> > name but it outputs only .txt file and there is no way of specifying
> > CSV or pipe-delimited file.
> > Thank you...
> This calls for mysqldump then.
> Other 3rd party clients can do this too.
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