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export mysql to .sql file

I found the following program on the internet.
It exports mysql to filename.csv
What I want is for it to export to drive:\path\filename.sql'

How do I change it?

<?php
$host = ''; // MYSQL database host adress
$db = ''; // MYSQL database name
$user = ''; // Mysql Datbase user
$pass = ''; // Mysql Datbase password
 // Connect to the database
$link = mysql_connect($host, $user, $pass);
mysql_select_db($db);
 
require 'exportcsv.inc.php';
$table=""; // this is the tablename that you want to export to csv from mysql.
 exportMysqlToCsv($table);
 ?>


The include file is here:
<?php
 
function exportMysqlToCsv($table,$filename = 'filename.csv')
{
    $csv_terminated = "\n";
    $csv_separator = ",";
    $csv_enclosed = '"';
    $csv_escaped = "\\";
    $sql_query = "select * from $table";
 
    // Gets the data from the database
    $result = mysql_query($sql_query);
    $fields_cnt = mysql_num_fields($result);
 
 
    $schema_insert = '';
 
    for ($i = 0; $i < $fields_cnt; $i++)
    {
        $l = $csv_enclosed . str_replace($csv_enclosed, $csv_escaped . $csv_enclosed,
            stripslashes(mysql_field_name($result, $i))) . $csv_enclosed;
        $schema_insert .= $l;
        $schema_insert .= $csv_separator;
    } // end for
 
    $out = trim(substr($schema_insert, 0, -1));
    $out .= $csv_terminated;
 
    // Format the data
    while ($row = mysql_fetch_array($result))
    {
        $schema_insert = '';
        for ($j = 0; $j < $fields_cnt; $j++)
        {
            if ($row[$j] == '0' || $row[$j] != '')
            {
 
                if ($csv_enclosed == '')
                {
                    $schema_insert .= $row[$j];
                } else
                {
                    $schema_insert .= $csv_enclosed .
                              str_replace($csv_enclosed, $csv_escaped . $csv_enclosed, $row[$j]) . $csv_enclosed;
                }
            } else
            {
                $schema_insert .= '';
            }
 
            if ($j < $fields_cnt - 1)
            {
                $schema_insert .= $csv_separator;
            }
        } // end for
 
        $out .= $schema_insert;
        $out .= $csv_terminated;
    } // end while
 
    header("Cache-Control: must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0");
    header("Content-Length: " . strlen($out));
    // Output to browser with appropriate mime type, you choose ;)
    header("Content-type: text/x-csv");
    //header("Content-type: text/csv");
    //header("Content-type: application/csv");
    header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=$filename");
    echo $out;
    exit;
 
}
 
?>
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michofreihaCommented:
I prefer to use phpMyAdmin and export the table to .sql file in one click...Is that solution helpful for you?
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michofreihaCommented:
if you need to use the file just change the following lines to your variables:

$host = ''; // MYSQL database host adress
$db = ''; // MYSQL database name
$user = ''; // Mysql Datbase user
$pass = ''; // Mysql Datbase password
 

$table=""; // this is the tablename that you want to export to csv from mysql.
 exportMysqlToCsv($table);
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hieloCommented:
>>What I want is for it to export to drive:\path\filename.sql'
The script you posted is to "download" the exported csv. You cannot download to  a specified location. The user MUST select where he/she want to save it on their system.
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glenn_1984Author Commented:
michofreiha: for manual work phpmyadmin is fine.  I want to automate this file, without any mouse clicks, via Windows scheduler.

I have this all working as I described, with the data all filled in.

Hielo: When I run the script as I found it, it prompts me for a local drive and path.  Are you saying that is as good as it gets?
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hieloCommented:
>>Are you saying that is as good as it gets?
yes. Otherwise there would be tons of sites out there trying to overwrite system files automatically "just for fun". Think of all the non-techies and what a headache such capability would be for them!
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