EMS Data Import FAQ
Please read this page attentively if you have questions about Data Import for MySQL.
- What is EMS Data Import for MySQL?
- What do I need to start working with EMS Data Import for MySQL?
- What is the difference between the Import feature of SQL Manager for MySQL and the Data Import for MySQL utility?
- Are there any limitations implied in the trial version as compared with the full one?
- What is the easiest way to configure the template files for the Data Import console application?
A: EMS Data Import for MySQL is a powerful tool to import your data quickly from MS Access, MS Excel, DBF, TXT, CSV, XML, MS Excel 2007, MS Word 2007, HTML, ODF files to MySQL tables. It provides adjustable import parameters, including source data formats for all the fields and destination data formats for the selected fields, commit options, number of records to skip, etc. Data Import includes a wizard which allows you to set all the import options for different files visually, and a command-line utility to execute import in one-touch.
A: First of all, you must have a possibility to connect to some local or remote MySQL server to work with Data Import. You can download MySQL database server from http://www.mysql.org/downloads/. Besides, you need your workstation to satisfy the system requirements for Data Import for MySQL.
A: First of all, Data Import for MySQL works faster as it is a considerably lighter application. Besides, it provides additional features for query building, namely:
- import data to several tables simultaneously;
- import data to tables selected from different databases;
- the command-line version of the utility to import data using the configuration (template) file with all import settings;
- automatically creates table structure.
A: Actually the trial version of the utility only allows you to import 20% of records into each table. With this limitation, you can test all the features implemented in Data Import for MySQL within the 30-day trial period.
Note: There is a 100 records (instead of 20%) limitation when importing from CSV, TXT or MS Access files.
A: You can configure the template files for each table visually using the Data Import Wizard application. Set the required options and select the Tools | Save Template menu item. All the options will be saved to the template file which can be used by the console application.
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