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Fill in database with products

Thread began 9/05/2009 4:06 am by andre.mercado338900 | Last modified 9/08/2009 5:44 pm by Eric Mittman | 925 views | 1 replies |

andre.mercado338900

Fill in database with products

I download from my distributor 2 different csv or excel (my choosing) files with all the informations for all products:

------ 1st file -----
1.sku
2.upc
3.category
4.subcategory
5.product name
6.headline
7.block copy
8.msrp
9.weight
10.warranty
11.color
12.picture sku
13.requirements
14.package contains
15.in-wall
16.ROHS?
17.new item
18.new item date
19.discontinued
20.redirect
---------------
-------2nd file---------
1.sku
2.product name
3.msrp
4.your cost
5.stock
-----------------------

Im trying to find out how i can populate the tables for powerstore2 using these two files, and when needed update pricing on the products.
i was looking at phpmyadmin which is the only app my hosting will allow to use on the database.
any help would be greatly appreciated.

Andre

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Eric Mittman

There are a couple of ways you can do this. The first is to use the LOAD DATA INFILE statement. This is how you do the importing directly into the db using SQL. There is a command line client tool that helps with this from MySQL called MySQL Import, here is a link to it:

mysqlimport.html

You can also do this completely with some other third party tool, there are many out there. I think one of the most common is Navicat, but there are many others as well. I also found this link to an online utility that helps to do this:

mysqlimport.html

I don't know anything about this site or the app that it has in regards to security or privacy but it seems to be used a bit.

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