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mySQL to .csv

mySQL to .csv

mySQL to .csv

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Hi, i want to take data from mySQL and put it into a Sage accounting system. It looks like the only way to import into Sage is from a .csv text file. Can anybody think of a better way than exporting it to an Access database and then exporting to a .csv file before importing into Sage?
Rather long winded and i'd like to automate it so that it happened at the end of every day

Thanks in advance

Rich

RE: mySQL to .csv

Read the documentation on the SELECT INTO OUTFILE syntax at http://www.mysql.com/doc/S/E/SELECT.html, near the bottom of the page they describe how to specify exactly how you want to format your data as you export it.

This command will simply dump the data in a table to a flat textfile, with the field termination and line termination characters you specify, so it is very easy to export to a CSV-style file.

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