On Tue, Mar 16, 1999 at 06:49:32PM -0700, Thimble Smith wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 17, 1999 at 12:37:53PM +1100, jonathan michaels wrote:
i;ve left this bit in, for others who might be interested.
> > some pointers would be apreciated .. this disabled person had probelms find
> > the documentation regarding cvs imports as well, i'm also looking at seting up
> > teh importation of an asksam database. this i can export as text delimited or
> > .dbf but need to know a bit of detail about how mysql handles text fields.
> This section describes the mysqlimport tool.
> This section (referenced from the above section) describes the
> LOAD DATA INFILE command. All of the examples in this section
> are relevant to the mysqlimport tool (since mysqlimport uses
> LOAD DATA INFILE internally).
> If you have the data in a tab-separated, quote-delimited file then
> you should not need to change the arguments for 'mysqlimport' at
> > i'm not asking, saying that the documentation should be pitched at vegetable
> > level survivors, but a little less 'assuming' about the usage of certain
> > idioms would make it easier to swallow and follow.
> Yes, I agree. The manual is quite good if you're familiar with
> the basic concepts of databases and SQL. But if you've never had
> the chance to work with relational databases before, there's a lot
> to learn. And, the manual doesn't really give an easy road map for
> how to get from "I know nothing about this product" to "Now I can
> get my application working."
yup, and much better than i could have said it .. i'm not to
good at communications, either, i suppose communications and
reading writing skills go hand in hand .. so to speak.
> I'd love to write that documentation. Maybe I will some day; right
i'd settle for being able to write .. grin, er sorry my sence
of humour is playing up today.
> now I just don't have the time. Ah, well. I guess in the mean time,
> just do the best you can with the manual, and then if you still have
> questions - ask! Be as specific as you can (i.e., "I've gotten so
> far, having done X, Y, and Z; now I'm stuck because such-and-such
> is giving output PDQ (instead of LMNOP like I was expecting). How do
> I get it to give me LMNOP?").
yes thank you for this pointer as well.
your assistance is much apreciated.
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