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Hey. I am trying to import a file to my MySQL database. I have downloaded an excel-file and then corrected it, so it fits properly with my table, I would think (i am still pretty new to MySQL so I followed a couple guides). I saved the excel-file as a .csv and went to phpMyAdmin and chose "Import". But it gives me this error
"Invalid field count in CSV input on line 1."
I have no idea what is wrong. It looks pretty much right in my opinion
Please help me!
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Question by:MisterHamper
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by:MisterHamper
ID: 24146704
In the picture is my table. It has an id with autoincrement

And in the code snippet is the start of my excel.csv file. I also tried deleting the first line, and importing it, but the same error came up!
"id","food_name","gmwt_desc1","gmwt1","gmwt_desc2","gmwt2","calories","total_fat","saturated_fat","dietary_fiber","protein","cholesterol","sodium"
,"BUTTER,WITH SALT","1 cup",227,"1 tbsp","14,2",717,"81,11","51,37",0,"0,85",215,576
,"BUTTER,WHIPPED,WITH SALT","1 cup",151,"1 tbsp","9,4",717,"81,11","50,49",0,"0,85",219,827
,"BUTTER OIL,ANHYDROUS","1 cup",205,"1 tbsp","12,8",876,"99,48","61,92",0,"0,28",256,2
,"CHEESE,BLUE","1 oz","28,35","1 cubic inch","17,3",353,"28,74","18,67",0,"21,4",75,1395
,"CHEESE,BRICK","1 cup, diced",132,"1 cup, shredded",113,371,"29,68","18,76",0,"23,24",94,560
,"CHEESE,BRIE","1 cup, melted",240,"1 cup, sliced",144,334,"27,68","17,41",0,"20,75",100,629
,"CHEESE,CAMEMBERT","1 cup",246,"1 oz","28,35",300,"24,26","15,26",0,"19,8",72,842

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by:K V
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Its a not-null autoincrement field.
Try allowing null.
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by:MisterHamper
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Hey! I just tried changing id to null - but it just reverts back to "null: no" again right after.
It says this when I change id to null, but still it is still "null: no". It's strange
"Table foodcomp has been altered.
SQL query:
ALTER TABLE `foodcomp` CHANGE `id` `id` INT( 10 ) NULL AUTO_INCREMENT "
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by:K V
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Your number of fields are different in CSV and in your  table structure,
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by:K V
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You're missing "carbohydrates" field  and that is causing problem as its not matching the number of columns in table.
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by:MisterHamper
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Ahh yes you was right! Good observation. I just removed "carbohydrates" from my table, so now they should look the same both of them.

But it still gave me this error: Invalid field count in CSV input on line 1.
I think it might have something to do with "id". Is "id" written correctly in my excel.csv file for it to auto-increment, because I am not sure at all?
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K V earned 2000 total points
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I've observed that if you don't give newline at end of the file it will give "Invalid format of CSV input on ..."
Remove field-names from line 1 and also add new line at the end of file.
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by:K V
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Optionally you can give :
Number of records(queries) to skip from start  = 1
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by:K V
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I hope your providing proper options while importing csv file:
Fields terminated by = , instead of default "
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by:MisterHamper
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Ahh yes it seems it is working now. I tried skipping 1 line, and remembered to use "Fields terminated by = , "

Thanks alot, my good sir! :D Have a nice day
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