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From:jonathan michaels Date:March 17 1999 2:07am
Subject:Re: mysqlimport documentation
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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
> all!
> > 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.

warm regards


Jonathan Michaels
PO Box 144, Rosebery, NSW 1445 Australia

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