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Read txt file with php and save it to mysql database

Posted on 2011-02-14
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Hi,


I have a file on ftp: file.txt
I need a script to read it and save each line to different mysql cell, but same row.
Example:

FILE:
Sam
Pass
Other content
here

DATABASE:
id
name
password
comments

What I want here is: open the file, read it line by line and save it like so:
first line (Sam) to 'name' column
second line (Pass) to 'password' column
other lines (Other content here) to 'comments' column

I know I need to use fopen, fclose etc. but I need full script.


Thanks for any help.
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Question by:Zado
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Lukasz Chmielewski earned 125 total points
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With the file format like this, you would have to use the file function, which reads every single row to a table and put it in the query like this:

<?php
    $f = file("file.txt");
    $query = "insert into mytable (name, password, comments) values ('".$f[0]."','".$f[1]."','".$f[2]."')";
    echo"$query";
    // here you would have to exec a query
    // $result = mysql_query($query) or die("something went wrong");
?>

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by:rationalboss
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What is the separator for each record? Example:
Sam
password_of_sam
other_contents

Mike
password_of_mike
other_contents

Test
password_of_test
other_contents

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Is it just a blank line just like what I have above?

Here is a code:

<?php
$delimiter = "\n\n"; // delimeter between records
$file = file_get_contents('users.txt');
$file = str_replace("\r","",$file);

$file = explode($delimiter,$file);

foreach ($file as $record) {
	$record = explode("\n",$record);
	$username = $record[0];
	$password = $record[1]
	$other_content = $record[2];
	// make sure you addslashes the above content if it contains apostrophes
	// mysql_query("INSERT INTO users (userid, username, password, other_contents) VALUES (NULL,'$username','$password','$other_content')") or die('error in mysql. '.mysql_error());
}
echo "Done! I've completed what you asked me to do!";
?>

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by:Ray Paseur
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If you are using the fairly standard "csv" type of file, PHP has a built-in function to help you do this.  Read the man page here to see if your file is workable with the function and post back if you have any specific questions about it.
http://us3.php.net/manual/en/function.fgetcsv.php
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by:Zado
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Thanks for your help
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