I’m stuck. I basically want to create a LOCAL data file (csv file) from a remote database using the OUTFILE command.
I am basically, pulling data.. and want to create it on my local file server vs. creating the outfile on the remote server. I’m limited on space remotely, thus I want to create the file locally. What am I missing on how to do this? Thanks!
This is my working syntax so far on the command line (it is creating the file I want, but on the remote server)
mysql -u test -pfoo --database test -h testdb201.name.host.com --port 3306 -ss -e "SELECT 'a','b','c' UNION SELECT col1, col2, col3 INTO OUTFILE '/tmp/mytest.csv' FIELDS TERMINATED BY ',' FROM tst_p000 limit 10"
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According to the MySQL Select syntax, You can’t use OUTFILE to output to a file outside the server itself.
You would need to converted the tab-delimited output of the query to CSV format like this (sed command credited here).
mysql -u test -pfoo --database test -h testdb201.name.host.com --port 3306 -ss -e "SELECT 'a','b','c' UNION SELECT col1, col2, col3 " | sed 's/t/","/g;s/^/"/;s/$/"/;s/n//g' > myDump.csv