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Mysqldump in CSV format

Posted on 2012-08-20
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Last Modified: 2012-08-20
I need to dump ALL tables in mysql in CSV format.

Is there a command using mysqldump to JUST output every row for every table in CSV format?
Question by:phpzilla
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by:David L. Hansen
ID: 38313400
Here is one solution:
It is called sqltotxt (it is free to try but costs $60 to use full-featured).

There is also this solution (which is free but a little messier).  If you are comfortable dabbling in sql scripts this may be the way to go.
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johanntagle earned 2000 total points
ID: 38314230
No need for a 3rd party software you can still use just mysqldump.  Use the -T option to write delimited files then the --fields-terminated-by=, to set the delimiter to comma.  Something like:

mysqldump -u username -p -t -T/where/you/want/to/write/the/files database_name --fields-terminated-by=,

Note that this only works if you run mysqldump on the same machine as the MySQL server.

See http://www.electrictoolbox.com/using-mysqldump-to-save-data-to-csv-files/ for more info.

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