CSV Import to MySQL through PHP

I love PHPMyAdmin, but I want something a little more "secure" that I can setup for an average user.  Even something that will import a file from the same location over and over by pressing a button.

The file is CSV file with one strange twist.  One field has several filenames separated by | though like I said, it is a single field called attachments.

Anyone know of any software or good script to modify that could provide this functionality?
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shobinsunCommented:
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kingofninesCommented:
it is a fairly easy proccess to parse a CSV file into its seperate fields and then upload them to a table. Take a look at the explode() function...

http://us3.php.net/manual/en/function.explode.php

Using explode() you can  parse your CSV record into an array. Then traverse the array in a loop and build your upload statement. Post a sample of your file and I will write a quick example script.


Alan
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kingofninesCommented:
The second article shobinsun gave you is an example of what I was saying. I didn't see he had posted before I posted.


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Ray PaseurCommented:
PHP has a built-in function that may be helpful:
http://nl3.php.net/manual/en/function.fgetcsv.php

You can isolate the filenames that are "pipe-delimited" and get an array with this sort of thing.  The trim() is there in case you get stray whitespace.
http://nl3.php.net/manual/en/function.explode.php

HTH, ~Ray
<?php
$attch = 'file.one|file.two | file.tre| file.for';
$array = explode('|', $attch);
foreach ($array as $pointer => $thing) { $array[$pointer] = trim($thing); }
var_dump($array);

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hydraziAuthor Commented:
Awesome!  Thank you
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Ray PaseurCommented:
Thanks for the points!  It's a good question. ~Ray
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