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Importing a text file using a MySQL stored procedure

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Hi guys,
Id like to find out from you kind gurus if there is a way to create a stored procedure, that accepts one parameter (that being the name of a text file), to be able to import that text file into a mysql table?

Any help greatly appreciated.
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Absolutely! You can use the LOAD DATA INFILE statement in your query. You can get a detailed explanation in your MYSql Reference, but below is an idea of what you can do. All you do is create a procedure that accepts the file name
LOAD DATA INFILE filename
  INTO TABLE t1
  FIELDS TERMINATED BY ','
  (column1, column2)

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Oops, sorry, LOAD DATA is not allowed in stored procedures. so you will have to run a query with the LOAD DATA statement from your PHP / ASP / application directly! :-(
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