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Old 05-25-2010
bash mysql export to file

I'm trying to export a mysql query to a .csv file, right now I'm running a successful query like:
us_id=`mysql -u $USER_NAME --password=$PASSWORD -D "databasename" \
        -e "SELECT * \
        FROM databasename.table \
        WHERE somefield >0 AND otherfield ='$ctry' \
        ORDER BY users \
        DESC LIMIT 0,100";`

but I want to export it to a file, which I've tried by using:
us_id=`mysql -u $USER_NAME --password=$PASSWORD -D "databasename" \
        -e "SELECT * \
        FROM databasename.table \
        WHERE somefield >0 AND otherfield ='$ctry' \
        ORDER BY users \
        DESC LIMIT 0,100 TO OUTFILE 'somefile.csv' ";`

but then I get a db access denied error. I've also tried piping the output to sed ’s/\t/”,”/g;s/^/”/;s/$/”/;s/\n//g’, which also didn't work. If I could get TO OUTFILE to work I'd hopefully add this code to make the fields formatted:

but I can't get the OUTFILE function to work. I could also use mysqldump I guess, but I don't know how to combine the query with a mysqldump. my output file exists and I chmod'ed it to 777 (for testing purposes).

---------- Post updated at 12:27 PM ---------- Previous update was at 10:10 AM ----------

got it, well really never got the TO OUTFILE working, but this worked:
echo "SELECT * \
        FROM somedb.sometable \
        WHERE field1 >0 AND field2 ='whatever' \
        ORDER BY field3 \
        DESC LIMIT 0,100 ;" > tmp
mysql -sN -u $USER_NAME --password=$PASSWORD -D "somedb" < tmp > temp_to_turn_into_csv_later.csv

now I have to parse the temp csv file into a csv using awk, there's probably an easier way though.
# 2  
Old 05-25-2010
got it, well really never got the TO OUTFILE working, but this worked:
"TO OUTFILE" didn't work because it's not a valid MySQL command.

Use "INTO OUTFILE" instead.

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