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dbf2mysql, mysql2dbf - convert between xBase and MySQL databases


dbf2mysql [-v[v]] [-f] [-u|-l] [-n] [-o field[,field]] [-e conversion-file] [-s old-
name=new-name[,old-name=new-name]] [-i field[,field]] [-d database] [-t table] [-c[c]] [-p
primary] [-h host] [-F] [-q] [-r] [-x] [-P password] [-U user] dbf-file

mysql2dbf [-v[v]] [-u|-l] -d database -t table [-h host] [-q query] [-P password] [-U
user] dbf-file


dbf2mysql takes an xBase file and sends queries to an MySQL server to insert it into an
MySQL table.

mysql2dbf dumps a MySQL table to a dbf file.


-v Produce some status output.

-vv More verbose.

-vvv Even more verbose: produce a progress report.

-f Translate all field names in the xBase file to lowercase.

-u Translate all text in the xBase file to uppercase.

-l Translate all text in the xBase file to lowercase.

-n Allow NULL fields: 'NOT NULL' will be not added in table creation statement.

-o field[,field[,...]]
List fields to insert into MySQL database. Primary use is to ease import of
complex dbf files where we want only few fields. NOTE: -o is processed before
substitution (-s), so you have to use dbf field names here.

-e conversion-file
Specify file for CHAR fields conversion. File format is: 1st line: number of
characters to convert (number of lines). Further lines: <char_to_convert>

-s old-name=new-name[,old-name=new-name[,...]]
Takes a list of field name/new field name pairs. Primary use is to avoid conflicts
between field names and MySQL reserved keywords. When the new field name is empty,
the field is skipped in both the CREATE clause and the INSERT clauses, i.e. it will
not be present in the MySQL table. For example:


-i field[,field[,...]]
List fields to be indexed. MySQL field names should be used here.

-d database
Select the database to insert into. Default is 'test'.

-t table
Select the table to insert into. Default is 'test'.

-c[c] Create table if one doesn't exist already. If the table already exists, drop it
and build a new one. The default is to insert all data into the named table. If
-cc is specified, no records will be inserted.

-p primary
Select the primary key. You have to give the exact field name.

-h host
Select the host to insert into. Untested.

-F Fixed length records. (By default CHAR is saved as VARCHAR.)

-q dbf2mysql: "Quick" mode. Inserts data via temporary file using 'LOAD DATA INFILE'
MySQL statement. This increased insertion speed on my PC 2-2.5 times. Also note
that during whole 'LOAD DATA' affected table is locked.

mysql2dbf: Specify custom query to use.

-r Trim trailing and leading whitespace from CHAR type fields data.

-x Start each table with _rec and _timestamp fields.

-P password
Specify password on the MySQL server.

-U user
Specify user on the MySQL server.

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