Keith (I'm not very familiar with phpMyAdmin): what is the underlying datatype of your zip
On the command line, if I use:
mysql> select * into outfile '/tmp/file.txt' fields terminated by ',' optionally
> enclosed by '"' lines terminated by '\n' from tmp;
(note that the default output, if not specified is tab-separated)
...I get csv style output in the output file for columns of type varchar(100), for
example, with records containing leading zeros.
Are the outputs identical in CSV and Excel (not sure whether Excel is not showing the
leading zeroes as part of the column formatting defaults).
Of course, you could write a post-processing script that adds the leading zeros to records
not long enough.
From: Keith Spiller [mailto:larentium@stripped]
Sent: Thu 21-Aug-08 22:11
Subject: Zip Codes with Leading Zeros
RE: Zip Codes with Leading Zeros
We need to export a MySQL table with a zip code field to Excel. We currently use
PhpMyAdmin to export to CSV or Excel files. We have had problems with zip codes with
leading zeros. The leading zeros are removed so that we are left with incomplete codes.
Can you help us learn the correct procedure for dealing with, exporting and importing zip
Thank you very much for all your help.