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  1. #1
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    January 17th, 2005
    OK, here I am, making my first clumsy attempts with MySQL and PHP.

    I'm using phpmyadminin, and I tried to enter data into a table using the query:

    LOAD DATA INFILE "data.txt" INTO TABLE tablename

    So after it uploads the file, I get the error message:


    SQL-query :

    LOAD DATA INFILE "data.txt" INTO TABLE tablename

    MySQL said:

    Access denied for user: 'user@localhost' (Using password: YES)

    Why Am I getting this errot message? Do I need to CHMOD anything, or what?

    What am I doing wrong?

    Any help will be much appreciated.

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    Full Member ellen-s4y's Avatar
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    January 17th, 2005
    Try copy and pasting the data into the query box rather than uploading the text file. I had the same problem and it was the only way I could get it to work.

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    ABW Ambassador Joey's Avatar
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    January 17th, 2005
    Hi Netsu,

    I had the same problem in this post:

    The problem is that many hosts disable SQl's 'LOAD DATA INFILE' features for security reasons. Probably the easiest way to to upload a datafeed under these conditions is to use find and replace on the datafeed in order to turn it into a .sql file. Then just load the .sql file with PHPMyAdmin.

    Here's an example 2 line datafeed:


    First escape all your current apostrophes by replacing ' with \'

    Next find and replace your seperator (the PIPE in this case) with this: ', ' so now you should have this:


    Find and replace your line breaks (\n) with this:

    '); \n INSERT INTO your_table_name VALUES ('

    In the end your datafeed should be converted into a bunch of sql queries like this:

    INSERT INTO your_table_name VALUES ('PRODUCTNAME', 'SKEW', 'PRICE');

    Finally, add INSERT INTO TABLE your_table_name VALUES (' to the very beginning of the file and '); to the very end.

    Simply save your feed as a .sql file and use PHPMyAdmin to find and run the file. It's a lot more work than just doing a LOAD DATA INFILE query, but it gets the job done pretty fast, especially if you automate the find and replace queries.

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    Moderator MichaelColey's Avatar
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    January 18th, 2005
    Mansfield, TX
    If you use Joey's method, you'll need to accomodate for any ' in the data, too. Also, if you're planning on updating your data regularly, you'll need to do things a little differently. The REPLACE command works well, as it does either an INSERT or UPDATE, as needed.

    Michael Coley

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    January 17th, 2005
    Thank you guys so much for your replies and help!

    I won't be able to try your suggestions until tommorrow, but I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your input, and the time you took to help a newbie


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