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Re: Please help me clear this simple but critical issue [SELECT INTO OUTFILE LOCAL]
On 5/19/2010 1:32 PM, Cool Guy wrote:
> Yep, but the only problem is the inability to dump it as pipe or CSV
> format - in other words, we don't have any flexibility at all in the
> way of formatting the out file.
> Thanks for the continued super quick replies!
My example dumps to CSV if you looked at it closely.
The CONCAT does the format and the -Nsr gets rid of the table-like
> On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 1:27 PM, Brian Evans <grknight@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> <mailto:grknight@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
> 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
> 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
>> > name but it outputs only .txt file and there is no way of
>> > CSV or pipe-delimited file.
>> > Thank you...
>> This calls for mysqldump then.
>> Other 3rd party clients can do this too.