There is one more method other than using “insert” statement to insert data in mysql tables. This method is to load data from a text (.txt) file. The text file from which you want to insert data into the given table should be in proper format.
Here’s an example how to do it:
suppose this is the table structure to which we want to insert data from a myfriends.
if you don’t have then you can create a table as given below:
CREATE TABLE myfriends (name VARCHAR(20), location VARCHAR(20),
sex CHAR(1), birth DATE);
and the myfriends.
txt should be like this:
and the statement to load the above given data goes as below:
mysql> load data local infile ‘myfriends.txt’ into the table myfriends fields terminated by ‘~’ line terminated by ‘#’;
where ‘~’ is the fields separator and ‘#’ is the row or line separator.
also the myfriends.txt file should be in the same directory where the bin folder is present.
Hope this helps you,