Export select records from a SQL table

I need to export certain records from a table and then import them into another table.

SELECT * FROM `survey_data` WHERE `UPDATE_DAT` < "20161001"

These are the records that I want.

How do I import them into the 'history' table?

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Olaf DoschkeSoftware DeveloperCommented:
Depends. Assumed the history table has same structure as `survey_data`, then it can be as simple as

INSERT INTO `history` SELECT * FROM `survey_data` WHERE `UPDATE_DAT` < '20161001' 

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Will also depend on your database.

Bye, Olaf.

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Pawan KumarDatabase ExpertCommented:
>> Is your `history`table is in the same database as `survey_data`???, If yes

If the table already exists you can use below .. If you need you can also specify columns if both the tables

INSERT INTO `history` (col1,col2,col3...)
SELECT col1,col2,col3.... FROM `survey_data` WHERE `UPDATE_DAT` < "20161001"

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Read more about Insert - SELECT from mySQL - https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/insert-select.html

Is your `history`table is in the same database as `survey_data`???, If No

Then we can use mysqldump command. Once the dump is done then you can delete the extra records from the history table

mysqldump --no-create-info --no-create-db --user=userName --password=yourpassword DBName `survey_data` \
| sed -e 's/`survey_data`/`history`/' \
| mysql --user=username --password=pwd `history`

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breeze351Author Commented:
That works, structure is the same.
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