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How to import a CSV file in MySQL?

MySQL allows us to import the CSV (comma separated values) file into a database or table. A CSV is a plain text file that contains the list of data and can be saved in a tabular format. MySQL provides the LOAD DATA INFILE statement to import a CSV file. This statement is used to read a text file and import it into a database table very quickly. The full syntax to import a CSV file is given below:

LOAD DATA INFILE ‘C:/ProgramData/MySQL/MySQL Server 8.0/Uploads/filename.csv’
INTO TABLE tablename
FIELDS TERMINATED BY ‘,’
OPTIONALLY ENCLOSED BY ‘”‘
LINES TERMINATED BY ‘\r\n’
IGNORE 1 ROWS;