[Instantrails-users] Instead of using the command line

Walker Web Data walkerwebdata at gmail.com
Mon Aug 20 03:34:52 EDT 2007


Thank you, Bill.

On 8/20/07, William (Bill) Froelich <wfroelich at dbsnow.com> wrote:
>
>  There are a number of ways that you can accomplish this.  I am assuming
> you are using MySQL as the database.
>
> 1) You could use this as an opportunity to write a parser / importer in
> Ruby using fastercsv or similar.
>
> 2) Do a bulk import to MySQL as described at the following link
> http://www.modwest.com/help/kb6-253.html
>
> 3) Setup the data file and use rake.
>
> 4) Find a tool that supports the bulk import to MySQL.
>
> How you approach it depends primarily on your current need.  #1 & #3 give
> you an opportunity to learn more about Ruby and database interactions but #2
> is probably the quickest to implement since it should be existing
> functionality.
>
> Note: I have not tested any of these approaches directly with MySQL but do
> use the Oracle equivalent of #2 frequently.
>
> Hope this helps!
>
> --Bill Froelich
>
>
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> *Sent:* Sunday, August 19, 2007 6:18 AM
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> *Subject:* [Instantrails-users] Instead of using the command line
>
> Instead of using the command line to, for example, insert records
> individually, is it possible to use an easier way such as having a number of
> records in an external file and inserting them all at once?
>
> Thank you.
>
>
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