How to get the insertquery from the table for a specific id in mysql

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I have a tabel called text,having 50 columns
I have inserted one record to this table long back.
if i want to see the same insert query how do i get from the table.
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing Engineer
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Commented:
you can generate a INSERT statement using mysqldump:
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/mysqldump.html
using the --tables (to limit to this table)
using the --where (to limit to this ID)
eventually using  --complete-insert

this will not necessarly match 100% the statement as it was submitted, but generate a sql that will do the insert with the data as it is today
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An insert stores data into a table. The data is stored, not the insert.

I don't quite understand what you want. To see your data you can simply SELECT * from text.

To insert a new row you'd write INSERT INTO text (col1, col2,...) VALUES ('val1','val2',...).
I can imagine you want to spare writing that lengthy thing, but it's indeed what you need. The database doesn't give you the insert, but the MySQL Workbench or phpMyAdmin both have tools to create an INSERT statement skeleton, so you only need to write the half of the statement with the list of values to insert.

Letting MySQL Workbench create an insert statement for you
This is how MySQL Workbench creates such an insert statement skeleton for you, to use in the Workbench itself or in PHP code.

Bye, Olaf.

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Hi Guy Hengel,

Can you provide the syntax to generate a insert statement.
from the above mysql link i didn't get the point.how to generate insert statement.
I dont know how to take a dump from the table as well.
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing Engineer
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Commented:
The suggestions are not about code, but about to manually generate the statement.
Please provide the background why you would want that be done from code?

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By using my sql work bench we are getting sql insert statements From the existing records.
if I have this insert statement I can change few of the values from that record I will inser New record.

here problem is
I am not using my sql work bench.
I am connecting to my sql sever from the cmd prompt.

is it possible to get the insert statement from the existing table or not?
Olaf DoschkeSoftware Developer

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No, not from the MySQL command line, this is a feature of the Workbench, not of MySQL itself.
The workbench makes use of SHOW COLUMNS to know what to build up as insert command. I heard of no database or any language capable writing out the code leading to some data. It's executing code, not generating it. That's always done by toolings around a database or language.

MySQLDump is indeed specialised on this, as it rather writes out the DDL and DML code to recreate a MySQL database and its data than export CSV, pure data, like other ETL tools do.

Bye, Olaf.
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing Engineer
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Commented:
and i think all you need to know is how to do this

insert into yourtable ( colA, colB, colC, colD )
select colA, colB, 456, 'abc'
from yourtable
where id = 987

colA and colB would be copied, colC and ColD with different data

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