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In a previous article, we explored how to import a CSV file into a table in MySQL. This is a continuation of that article, where we will explore how to split CSV files that contain data which is supposed to go into multiple tables.
Essentially, the CSV file format is meant to represent tabular data. The above CSV file represents the following table:
71 Pickering Street, Singapore, Singapore
24 Raffles Lane, Singapore, Singapore
83 Riveting Road, Singapore, Singapore
84 Riveting Road, Singapore, Singapore
Due to their tabular nature, data in a CSV file can very easily be imported into and stored in an SQL table. The commands to do that, however, are not very well-documented online.
If a CSV file does not open as a text file on your computer, that’s because your computer is opening the file with a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel. In such a case, to see the file as text, you will want to open these files on a text editing software such as Notepad.