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CSV into MySQL for Dates - formatting tec4 msg:4394201 11:38 pm on Dec 4, 2011 (gmt 0) Had a quick question, I have a very large CSV file with dates formatted like 4/29/2005 and would like to insert these values into my MySQL database. It currently truncates my value and eliminates it by replacing it with 0000-00-00 (currently using the Date format). Is there a way for me to modify either the CSV or DB to correctly transfer the date correctly?
g1smd msg:4394204 11:57 pm on Dec 4, 2011 (gmt 0)
You'll need YYYY-MM-DD format. If your text editor has RegEx edit capability then you could easily reformat the data. Replace * with whatever is immediately before and after the date: comma, quote, space, whatever. First pass:
edited by: g1smd at 12:03 am (utc) on Dec 5, 2011] tec4 msg:4394205 11:59 pm on Dec 4, 2011 (gmt 0)
Oh okay, I will try to figure that out then, thanks :) tec4 msg:4397350 9:00 am on Dec 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
Now that is pretty awesome :) Took me a couple min to figure out how to get the reg-ex working in the actual editor, but that is really neat...didn't even know it was possible. lol - a huge time saver! Thanks for coming back and adding those couple lines, they helped a ton!