How to do a batch insert in MySQL?

MySQLMySQLi Database

To do a batch insert, we need to use all column names with parenthesis, separated by ‘,’.

Let us see an example. First, we will create a table. The following is the CREATE command to create a table.

mysql> CREATE table MultipleRecordWithValues
   - > (
   - > id int,
   - > name varchar(100)
   - > );
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.88 sec)

The following is the syntax of batch insert.

INSERT into yourTableName values(column1,column2,....N),(column1,column2,....N),(column1,column2,....N),...........N;

Applying the above syntax to insert batch records.

mysql> insert into MultipleRecordWithValues values(1,'John'),(2,'Carol'),(3,'Bob'),(4,'Smith');
Query OK, 4 rows affected (0.16 sec)
Records: 4  Duplicates: 0  Warnings: 0

Since 4 rows are affected, it implies that we have inserted records successfully. To check if all records are present in the table, use the SELECT command.

mysql> select *from MultipleRecordWithValues;

The following is the output.

+------+-------+
| id   | name  |
+------+-------+
|    1 | John  |
|    2 | Carol |
|    3 | Bob   |
|    4 | Smith |
+------+-------+
4 rows in set (0.00 sec)
raja
Published on 20-Nov-2018 11:33:23
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