[TriLUG] mysql problem
porter at trilug.org
Fri Feb 8 17:07:26 EST 2008
> load data infile '/home/setup/gunnoe.sql' into table chemical fields
> delimited by '|' terminated by ',' lines starting by ':'
I'm no SQL pro, and so in the past, I have taken a more "old-school"
approach to this kind of problem.
I open the data file in "vi" and edit it (using regexp liberally) until
it resembles valid SQL syntax. Then I just "mysql < data.sql".
In your case, you would do something like this:
:s/^:/insert into chemical set (x,y,z) values /g
and so on, until the data looks like valid SQL. When you're done, the
lines should look like this:
insert into chemical set (x,y,z) values ("76189-56-5",",","(S)-(-)-2,2'-bis(diphenylphosphino)-1,1'-binaphthyl");
It's not what you were asking, but it might get your data into the
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