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Copy data from MySql table to a text file

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   How can i copy data from MySql table to a text file using SQL commands?
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by:Raja Jegan R
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This should help you out:

SELECT ... INTO OUTFILE 'file_name'

Kindly refer below for more options and references:

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/select.html
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Can you help me with some sample code?    I'm not too fammiliar with SQL.

Thanks in advance!
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Raja Jegan R earned 2000 total points
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Suppose you have to create a CSV file from your table containing columns a and b and your table is named test_table, then this should help you out

SELECT a,b,a+b INTO OUTFILE 'C:\test\result.txt'
  FIELDS TERMINATED BY ',' OPTIONALLY ENCLOSED BY '"'
  LINES TERMINATED BY '\n'
  FROM test_table;

The above code will create a CSV file with Strings enclosed with "" in the file path you specify.

If you need to have any other formatting for the output file, Kindly specify so that I can help you out.
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