php to mysql

in a .txt document

firstname

lastname

email address


firstname

lastname

email address


how could someone read this data in php and put it on a mysql table


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jerseyguy0Asked:
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
just to clarify: the data is 1 line at a time, or are the 3 information in 1 line each time? in the latter case, what is the separator?

now: EE is not a rent-a-coder, so you should try to clarify/check out the different parts of such a "simple" problem yourself:
* read a file
* split a string into parts (not necessarily required here...)
* write a sql statement for the INSERT
* run the sql statement

so, read up the sites php.net and mysql.com to get basic samples, and come back with concrete problems you have then, posting the code you have then, and the errors/problems you run into.
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jerseyguy0Author Commented:
one line as a separator between firstname, lastname and email address

two lines as a separator between block of firstname lastname and email address
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agamalCommented:
please post a sample text file ... to send you the exact processing code :D
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OrTzabaryCommented:
Read the file with fopen & fread (read in php.net)

after that explode the string with \n (new line seperator)

do foreach to work over the array and insert into the database with mysql query

example included...
$filename = "/usr/local/something.txt";
$handle = fopen($filename, "r");
$contents = fread($handle, filesize($filename));
fclose($handle);
 
$content_array = explode("\n", $contents);
 
foreach ($content_array AS $name => $value) {
mysql_query("INSERT INTO table SET field = '$value'");
}

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jerseyguy0Author Commented:
attached is txt file of firstname lastname emailadress
firstnamelastnameemail.txt
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Michael701Commented:
Something like this should get you started. I'll have to verify the field names of your database table.


$link = mysql_connect("localhost", "mysql_user", "mysql_password") 
       or die("Could not connect: " . mysql_error()); 
 
$handle = fopen ("/tmp/inputfile.txt", "r"); 
while (!feof ($handle)) { 
   $first_name = mysql_real_escape_string(fgets($handle)); 
   $last_name =  mysql_real_escape_string(fgets($handle)); 
   $email =      mysql_real_escape_string(fgets($handle)); 
   
   $sql_command="insert into customers (first_name, last_name, email ) values ('$first_name', '$last_name', '$email')";
   $ok=mysql_query($sql_command);
} 
fclose ($handle); 

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agamalCommented:
try this ... change the variable of course

<?php
//reading file
$filename = "firstnamelastnameemail.txt";
$file = file($filename);
 
//database settings
$db = "test";
$table = "users";
$col1 = "first";
$col2 = "last";
$col3 = "mail";
 
//connect to mysql
$connection = mysql_connect('localhost', 'root', 'root') or die (mysql_error());
$db = mysql_select_db('test', $connection) or die (mysql_error());
 
//do the reading loop
$j = 0;
$result = array();
for ($i=0;$i< count($file);$i++) {
if ($j == 3)
{
//do the sql query
$query  = "insert into $table (`$col1` , `$col2` , `$col3` ) values ('$result[0]', '$result[1]', '$result[2]')";
$res = mysql_query($query) or die('Error, query `' . $query . '` failed');
$j = 0;
}
if ($file[$i] != "\n") {
$result[$j] = $file[$i];
$j++;
}
        }
 
        mysql_close($connection);
 
 
?>

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Ray PaseurCommented:
I downloaded the test data.  Are there really blank lines in the input file?  Thanks, ~Ray
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jerseyguy0Author Commented:
to ray_passeur

yes there are blank lines in the input file
1 blank line between firstname lastname emailaddress

2 blank lines between new people
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jerseyguy0Author Commented:
to agamal:
try this ... change the variable of course


which variable should I change
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Roger BaklundCommented:
I would do something like this:
mysql_connect('localhost','user','pass') or die('Could not connect: '.mysql_error());
mysql_select_db('dbname') or die("Could not select database '$dbname'");
$data = file_get_contents('firstnamelastnameemail.txt');
$records = explode("\n\n\n",$data);
$inserted = 0;
foreach($records as $record) {
  list($fname,$lname,$email) = explode("\n\n",$record); 
  $fname = mysql_real_escape_string($fname);
  $lname = mysql_real_escape_string($lname);
  $email = mysql_real_escape_string($email);
  $res = mysql_query("insert into MyTable set fname='$fname',lname='$lname',email='$email'");
  if(!$res) echo 'Failed: '.$fname.' '.$lname.' '$email.'<br />'.mysql_error().'<br />';
  else $inserted++;
}
echo $inserted.' rows inserted.';

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Roger BaklundCommented:
Sorry, error in line 12, a missing dot, it should be:

if(!$res) echo 'Failed: '.$fname.' '.$lname.' '.$email.'<br />'.mysql_error().'<br />';
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Ray PaseurCommented:
How many records do you have in the live data input file?
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Michael701Commented:
you could just add a few read lines to my code

$first_name = mysql_real_escape_string(fgets($handle)); 
$blank=fgets($handle);
$last_name =  mysql_real_escape_string(fgets($handle)); 
$blank=fgets($handle);
$email =      mysql_real_escape_string(fgets($handle)); 
$blank=fgets($handle);
$blank=fgets($handle);

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agamalCommented:
you file name in
$filename = "firstnamelastnameemail.txt";
 
//database settings
Data base name
$db = "test";

table name
$table = "users";

first name column in your table
$col1 = "first";

last name column in your table
$col2 = "last";

email column in your table
$col3 = "mail";
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