What kind of settings can we do to a text file by query while exporting the values from MySQL table into a text file?

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While exporting the data from MySQL table to a text file we can use ‘FIELDS TERMINATED BY’, ‘ENCLOSED BY’, ‘LINES TERMINATED BY’ and other options too to put the values of fields in different settings of the text file. It can be illustrated with the help of the following example −


Suppose we are having following data from table ‘Student_info’ −

mysql> Select * from Student_info;
| id   | Name    | Address    | Subject    |
| 101  | YashPal | Amritsar   | History    |
| 105  | Gaurav  | Chandigarh | Literature |
| 125  | Raman   | Shimla     | Computers  |
| 130  | Ram     | Jhansi     | Computers  |
| 132  | Shyam   | Chandigarh | Economics  |
| 133  | Mohan   | Delhi      | Computers  |
6 rows in set (0.07 sec)

Suppose we want only two columns ‘id’ and ‘Name’ from the above table to be exported into a file then the following query can export the values of only ‘id’ and ‘name’ from ‘Student_info’ table into a file named ‘student3.txt’ −

mysql> Select id, Name from Student_info INTO OUTFILE 'C:/mysql/bin/mysql-files/student3.txt' FIELDS TERMINATED BY ‘,’ ENCLOSED BY ‘”’ LINES TERMINATED BY ‘\r\n’;
Query OK, 6 rows affected (0.07 sec)

The above query will create a file named ‘Student3.txt’ and export the values of columns ‘id’ and ‘name’ from ‘Student_info’ table to it in different formatting.

The above query will do the formatting of data in Student3.txt as follows −

Updated on 20-Jun-2020 09:26:54