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load data local infile
Posted by: Jim Sawyer
Date: October 25, 2018 10:45AM

I have been developing a program using version 5.7. I just installed MySQL 8.0 on another computer and am trying to start using it. I am trying to convert some CSV files to MySQL data. On MySQL 5.7 I used the following:

load data local infile 'C:/00_Output/Breeds.csv'
into table Breeds
fields terminated by '!';

This allowed me to convert a field of string numbers ( '1', '2', '23', etc ) into a int(8) field.

MySQL won't allow me to use the word 'local' in the above routine and I asume, as a result, it is much stricter on what data it will convert. If I include the 'local', it gives me the error

ERROR 1148 (42000): The used command is not allowed with this MySQL version

I understand that I can make a change in my.ini (I run Windows 10 pro) such that 'local infile' will be allowed, but I can't seem to learn what change I need to make. I've poured over the reference manual, but can't seem to find it.

For what it's worth, when I enter

mysql> show global variables like 'local_infile'

it shows that local_infile is 'ON'.

I would appreciate your help in making it possible for me to use

load data local infile '...'

with MySQL 8.012.

Thanks,
Jim Sawyer

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