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Hi experts,

I'm following the guide located here http://www.delau.net/php/geoip.html to import a CSV file into a db but i can't get past step 2 because i have never used the mysqlimport system before. I don't what it is or how to use it.

Do i need shell/ssh/telnet access to the server in order to run the commands?

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To import the csv as suggested then you will require shell/ssh/telnet access to the server.  However you can do it another way.  If you have the ability to query the database and you have the load data local infile ability granted on the server you can use the following statement;

Load Data Local InFile 'C:\temp\x.csv'
into table x
fields terminated by ','

The extract for the full syntax is below from the manual.  This does the same job as mysqlimport but you just need access to connect to the server.

13.2.5. LOAD DATA INFILE Syntax
LOAD DATA [LOW_PRIORITY | CONCURRENT] [LOCAL] INFILE 'file_name.txt'
    [REPLACE | IGNORE]
    INTO TABLE tbl_name
    [FIELDS
        [TERMINATED BY 'string']
        [[OPTIONALLY] ENCLOSED BY 'char']
        [ESCAPED BY 'char' ]
    ]
    [LINES
        [STARTING BY 'string']
        [TERMINATED BY 'string']
    ]
    [IGNORE number LINES]
    [(col_name_or_user_var,...)]
    [SET col_name = expr,...)]

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