At 12:45 PM -0700 9/4/01, Curtis Spencer wrote:
>I have a text file with around 25 fields but I only want 5 of them.
>They are not the first 5 fields that I want. Is there a way to skip
>fields using LOAD DATA INFILE so I don't have to build a 25 field table
>and then cut it down?
No. You can write a short program that strips out the extraneous
columns. Or, depending on what platform you're using and the format
of your data, you may be able to use a standard utility (such as "cut"
on Unix). What kind of machine are you using?
Paul DuBois, paul@stripped