How can we MySQL LOAD DATA INFILE statement with ‘FIELDS TERMINATED BY’ option to import data from text file into MySQL table?

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‘FIELDS TERMINATED BY’ option should be used when the text file which we want to import into MySQL table is having the values which are separated by a comma(,) or maybe with any other separator like a colon(:), semicolon(;) etc. It can be understood with the help of the following example −


Suppose we are having the following data, separated by a semicolon(;), in the text file ‘A.txt’ which we want to import into a MySQL file −


Now with the help of the following query by using the option ‘FIELDS SEPARATED BY ‘we can import the data into MySQL table −

mysql> LOAD DATA LOCAL INFILE 'd:\A.txt' INTO table employee12_tbl FIELDS TERMINATED BY ';';
Query OK, 2 rows affected (0.04 sec)
Records: 2 Deleted: 0 Skipped: 0 Warnings: 0

mysql> Select * from employee12_tbl;
| Id   | Name           | Country  | Salary |
| 100  | Ram            | IND      |  15000 |
| 120  | Mohan          | IND      |  18000 |
2 rows in set (0.00 sec)
Published on 20-Feb-2018 12:42:13