What you use to bulk-import a file has more to do with its format than its
extension. Different products can all produce files with the same
extensions but with totally different formats. Not all SQL and DMP files
are created the same.
Read up on the native MySQL import/export facilities and compare what they
can read with what you see if you open your downloaded database with a
If phpMyAdmin has any bulk-import functions/facilities then read up on
those, too. You may need to preprocess your raw data file to make it
compatible with any of your available import functions.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/documentation/#faq (start at 6.4 and 6.5
and work your way from there)
Unimin Corporation - Spruce Pine
David Blomstrom <david_blomstrom@stripped> wrote on 07/21/2004 11:27:33
> I know how to import files ending with a .sql
> extension with phpMyAdmin. However, I just downloaded
> a database table that I want to import into a local
> database - but it has a .dmp extension. What's the
> best way to get this into a MySQL table?
> Am I correct that the .dmp extension suggests
> something from an Oracle database? If so, I've found
> some software that converts Oracle to MySQL, but it
> sounds like I have to have Oracle running on my
> computer first. I don't have a clue about Oracle.
> Anyway, can someone point me in the right direction?
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