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MYSQLIMPORT(1)			      MySQL Database System			   MYSQLIMPORT(1)

NAME
       mysqlimport - a data import program

SYNOPSIS
       mysqlimport [options] db_name textfile1 ...

DESCRIPTION
       The mysqlimport client provides a command-line interface to the LOAD DATA INFILE SQL
       statement. Most options to mysqlimport correspond directly to clauses of LOAD DATA INFILE
       syntax. See Section 12.2.6, "LOAD DATA INFILE Syntax".

       Invoke mysqlimport like this:

	   shell> mysqlimport [options] db_name textfile1 [textfile2 ...]

       For each text file named on the command line, mysqlimport strips any extension from the
       file name and uses the result to determine the name of the table into which to import the
       file's contents. For example, files named patient.txt, patient.text, and patient all would
       be imported into a table named patient.

       For additional information about mysqldump, see Section 6.4, "Using mysqldump for
       Backups".

       mysqldump supports the following options, which can be specified on the command line or in
       the [mysqldump] and [client] option file groups.  mysqldump also supports the options for
       processing option files described at Section 4.2.3.3.1, "Command-Line Options that Affect
       Option-File Handling".

       o   --help, -?

	   Display a help message and exit.

       o   --character-sets-dir=path

	   The directory where character sets are installed. See Section 9.5, "Character Set
	   Configuration".

       o   --columns=column_list, -c column_list

	   This option takes a comma-separated list of column names as its value. The order of
	   the column names indicates how to match data file columns with table columns.

       o   --compress, -C

	   Compress all information sent between the client and the server if both support
	   compression.

       o   --debug[=debug_options], -# [debug_options]

	   Write a debugging log. A typical debug_options string is 'd:t:o,file_name'. The
	   default is 'd:t:o'.

       o   --debug-check

	   Print some debugging information when the program exits. This option was added in
	   MySQL 5.1.21.

       o   --debug-info

	   Print debugging information and memory and CPU usage statistics when the program
	   exits. This option was added in MySQL 5.1.14.

       o   --default-character-set=charset_name

	   Use charset_name as the default character set. See Section 9.5, "Character Set
	   Configuration".

       o   --defaults-extra-file=filename

	   Set filename as the file to read default options from after the global defaults files
	   has been read.  Must be given as first option.

       o   --defaults-file=filename

	   Set filename as the file to read default options from, override global defaults files.
	   Must be given as first option.

       o   --delete, -d

	   Empty the table before importing the text file.

       o   --fields-terminated-by=..., --fields-enclosed-by=...,
	   --fields-optionally-enclosed-by=..., --fields-escaped-by=...

	   These options have the same meaning as the corresponding clauses for LOAD DATA INFILE.
	   See Section 12.2.6, "LOAD DATA INFILE Syntax".

       o   --force, -f

	   Ignore errors. For example, if a table for a text file does not exist, continue
	   processing any remaining files. Without --force, mysqlimport exits if a table does not
	   exist.

       o   --host=host_name, -h host_name

	   Import data to the MySQL server on the given host. The default host is localhost.

       o   --ignore, -i

	   See the description for the --replace option.

       o   --ignore-lines=N

	   Ignore the first N lines of the data file.

       o   --lines-terminated-by=...

	   This option has the same meaning as the corresponding clause for LOAD DATA INFILE. For
	   example, to import Windows files that have lines terminated with carriage
	   return/linefeed pairs, use --lines-terminated-by="\r\n". (You might have to double the
	   backslashes, depending on the escaping conventions of your command interpreter.) See
	   Section 12.2.6, "LOAD DATA INFILE Syntax".

       o   --local, -L

	   Read input files locally from the client host.

       o   --lock-tables, -l

	   Lock all tables for writing before processing any text files. This ensures that all
	   tables are synchronized on the server.

       o   --low-priority

	   Use LOW_PRIORITY when loading the table. This affects only storage engines that use
	   only table-level locking (such as MyISAM, MEMORY, and MERGE).

       o   --no-defaults

	   Do not read default options from any option file. This must be given as the first
	   argument.

       o   --password[=password], -p[password]

	   The password to use when connecting to the server. If you use the short option form
	   (-p), you cannot have a space between the option and the password. If you omit the
	   password value following the --password or -p option on the command line, mysqlimport
	   prompts for one.

	   Specifying a password on the command line should be considered insecure. See
	   Section 5.3.2.2, "End-User Guidelines for Password Security". You can use an option
	   file to avoid giving the password on the command line.

       o   --pipe, -W

	   On Windows, connect to the server via a named pipe. This option applies only if the
	   server supports named-pipe connections.

       o   --port=port_num, -P port_num

	   The TCP/IP port number to use for the connection.

       o   --protocol={TCP|SOCKET|PIPE|MEMORY}

	   The connection protocol to use for connecting to the server. It is useful when the
	   other connection parameters normally would cause a protocol to be used other than the
	   one you want. For details on the allowable values, see Section 4.2.2, "Connecting to
	   the MySQL Server".

       o   --print-defaults

	   Print the program argument list and exit.  This must be given as the first argument.

       o   --replace, -r

	   The --replace and --ignore options control handling of input rows that duplicate
	   existing rows on unique key values. If you specify --replace, new rows replace
	   existing rows that have the same unique key value. If you specify --ignore, input rows
	   that duplicate an existing row on a unique key value are skipped. If you do not
	   specify either option, an error occurs when a duplicate key value is found, and the
	   rest of the text file is ignored.

       o   --silent, -s

	   Silent mode. Produce output only when errors occur.

       o   --socket=path, -S path

	   For connections to localhost, the Unix socket file to use, or, on Windows, the name of
	   the named pipe to use.

       o   --ssl*

	   Options that begin with --ssl specify whether to connect to the server via SSL and
	   indicate where to find SSL keys and certificates. See Section 5.5.6.3, "SSL Command
	   Options".

       o   --user=user_name, -u user_name

	   The MySQL user name to use when connecting to the server.

       o   --use-threads=N

	   Load files in parallel using N threads. This option was added in MySQL 5.1.7.

       o   --verbose, -v

	   Verbose mode. Print more information about what the program does.

       o   --version, -V

	   Display version information and exit.

       Here is a sample session that demonstrates use of mysqlimport:

	   shell> mysql -e 'CREATE TABLE imptest(id INT, n VARCHAR(30))' test
	   shell> ed
	   a
	   100	   Max Sydow
	   101	   Count Dracula
	   .
	   w imptest.txt
	   32
	   q
	   shell> od -c imptest.txt
	   0000000   1	 0   0	\t   M	 a   x	     S	 y   d	 o   w	\n   1	 0
	   0000020   1	\t   C	 o   u	 n   t	     D	 r   a	 c   u	 l   a	\n
	   0000040
	   shell> mysqlimport --local test imptest.txt
	   test.imptest: Records: 2  Deleted: 0  Skipped: 0  Warnings: 0
	   shell> mysql -e 'SELECT * FROM imptest' test
	   +------+---------------+
	   | id   | n		  |
	   +------+---------------+
	   |  100 | Max Sydow	  |
	   |  101 | Count Dracula |
	   +------+---------------+

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 2007-2008 MySQL AB, 2008-2010 Sun Microsystems, Inc.

       This documentation is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it only under
       the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation;
       version 2 of the License.

       This documentation is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY
       WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with the program;
       if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor,
       Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA or see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

SEE ALSO
       For more information, please refer to the MySQL Reference Manual, which may already be
       installed locally and which is also available online at http://dev.mysql.com/doc/.

AUTHOR
       Sun Microsystems, Inc. (http://www.mysql.com/).

MySQL 5.1				    04/06/2010				   MYSQLIMPORT(1)
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