How do I import data from Excel Spreadsheet into Mysql?

Posted on 2008-10-13
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
How do I import data from Excel Spreadsheet into Mysql?
I have a speardshee that I am trying to import into Mysql. How do I do that?

Question by:martyje
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mredfelix earned 1000 total points
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by:Steve Krile
ID: 22703088
I often do this by creating a new formula column in excel that creates INSERT statements for each line, then copying that formula down to each row.

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Steve      Johnson     3323        ='INSERT INTO Employee(Firstname,Lastname,EmployeeNumber) VALUES('"&A2&"','"&B2&"','"&C2&"')'
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by:Steve Krile
ID: 22703097
So, then I take the results of the formula in that column, and paste it into Query Analyzer or whatever, and execute it.
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Author Comment

ID: 22703236
I have no clue what u guys are talking about. Sorry. I am using phpMyadmin, should have stated that but anyway, is there any simple way to import excel file inot mysql through phpmyadmin?

Author Comment

ID: 22703289
I am getting an error "Can't find file 'test.csv' "
test.csv file is the file that I am trying to import. Myslq is residing on a different sever is that a problem?

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31505581
Thanks much, I just had to give the 'exact' path of the file, it worked perfectly.

Author Comment

ID: 22704637
Just an FYI, this is how the exact code that worked...

load data local infile 'c:\\wamp\\www\\test.csv' into table keywords
fields terminated by ','
enclosed by '"'
lines terminated by '\n'
(keyword, date_searched)

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