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> From: "Halász Sándor" <hsv@stripped>
> noting that MySQL does not really support CSV: one can set all
Not *entirely* accurate: MySQL does include a CSV engine that you can use in the same way
you would use InnoDB or any other engine.
If you create a table a with engine=CSV and then go look at the data dictionary, you'll
find the files a.frm and a.CSV there.
You can then swap a.CSV out for a properly formatted CSV file with the same structure as
the table you've created; and if a select on the table then yields the data you were
expecting, you can just do alter table a engine=InnoDB to magically transform it into a
The other way around works, too, btw - you can easily do "create table export engine=CSV
as select * from table" and then copy the resulting export.CSV.
Given that that functionality is there, though, it baffles me why a proper CSV
import/export mechanism has never been implemented.
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