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mysql: Create external table using CSV engine and file

One thing that the CSV engine allows for is the instantaneous data transfer from flat files to information accessible via SQL in MySQL. For example, imagine having the need to load a file containing 5 million records into a MySQL table that uses the MyISAM storage engine:

mysql> desc client_detail;
| Field                 | Type          | Null | Key | Default | Extra |
| client_transaction_id | decimal(22,0) | YES  |     | NULL    |       |
| transaction_timestamp | datetime      | YES  |     | NULL    |       |
| transaction_comment   | varchar(30)   | YES  |     | NULL    |       |
3 rows in set (0.02 sec)

mysql> load data infile '/usr/local/mysql519/data/gim/flatdata.dat' 
    ->  into table client_detail
    ->  fields terminated by ',';
Query OK, 5023575 rows affected, 0 warnings (27.38 sec)
Records: 5023575  Deleted: 0  Skipped: 0  Warnings: 0

While MyISAM accepts the data pretty quickly, you can make all the data in the flat file instantly available to MySQL in the following manner. First, create a CSV table that mirrors the format of the incoming flat file:

mysql> create table client_detail_csv (client_transaction_id decimal(22,0),
    -> transaction_timestamp datetime, transaction_comment varchar(30))
    -> engine=csv;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.01 sec)

Then, go to the operating system and simply rename the operating system flat file to the file MySQL created for the new CSV table:

[mysql@linux1 ~]$ cd /usr/local/mysql519/data/gim

[mysql@linux1 gim]$ ls -l
total 785848
-rw-rw----  1 mysql mysql        35 May  1 06:54 client_detail_csv.CSM
-rw-rw----  1 mysql mysql         0 May  1 06:54 client_detail_csv.CSV
-rw-rw----  1 mysql mysql      8718 May  1 06:54 client_detail_csv.frm
-rw-rw----  1 mysql mysql      8718 May  1 05:56 client_detail.frm
-rw-rw----  1 mysql mysql 221037300 May  1 06:00 client_detail.MYD
-rw-rw----  1 mysql mysql      1024 May  1 06:00 client_detail.MYI
-rw-rw----  1 mysql mysql 291367350 May  1 05:55 flatdata.dat

[mysql@linux1 gim]$ mv flatdata.dat client_detail_csv.CSV

The rename operation occurs instantly as nothing data-wise changes at the operating system level. At that point, MySQL has all the data available to it:

mysql> flush tables;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)
mysql> select count(*) from client_detail_csv;
| count(*) |
|  5023575 |
1 row in set (16.17 sec)

Thus, you’ve effectively loaded 5 million records instantaneously into MySQL. The great thing is the same effect would be experienced if the file contained 10 million, 20 million, or 100 million records.

User-editable text metadata | Pydio, formerly AjaXplorer

A common need for a system like AjaXplorer is to let the users enter their own comments or remarks about the files they use. AjaXplorer lets you simply define as much metadata fields as you want, with various field types available, through this plugin meta.user.

This plugin requires a « metastore » plugin to be active to do the actual storing implementation. If you are not sure of what this mean, just read the previous section. Metastore will handle the actual storing of the metadata, where as the plugin will handle how it is displayed and other users interface.

Metadata is attached to a file, which means it is moved/copied/deleted between folders when such operations are applied on the files. The plugin provides a little editor for adding/modifying these properties as simple text lines, display them in both the file list and in the infoPanel, and the added metadata is also searchable.

To add some metadata fields, simply follow the steps :

In the « Repository Features » of a workspace configuration panel, make sure a MetaStore is defined, and add a « Text Metadata » plugin to the stack.

You can see a replicable set of three fiels :

Meta Field: a technical name for the field. Please use only alphanumerical characters. See below for specific keywords.

Meta Label: will be displayed to the user

Column visibility: can be « visible » or « hidden » (without quotes). This defines whether in List mode, the associated will be visible by default or not.

Some special keywords can be used to name metadata fields, that will behave specially in terms of GUI :

stars_rate : the field automatically turns into a 5-stars rating system for the files. View and edit the rating directly in the InfoPanel, in the FilesList (in list mode only for the moment), and in the « File Meta Data » form.

css_label : the field turns into a labeling system that will apply a given css class to either the table row when in list mode, or the thumbnail cell when in thumb mode. The css classes are defined in plugins/meta.serial/css and by default they define 5 levels of priority with associated background colors. Use png transparent images as background colors, that way the user can still notice when a row is selected or not.

area_XXX : Prepending « area_ » to a field name will create a textarea field.

For example, here is below a correspondance between a set of configuration and the result for the end user :


via User-editable text metadata | Pydio, formerly AjaXplorer.

oracle : external table

1. in browser type url ip-Of-Server:1158/em/console/

  1. in browser type url ip-Of-Server:1158/em/console/
  2. login there
  3. go to Schema-> Directory Objects
  4. click the “create” Button
  5. fill in the form
  6. * Name DIR_WLIST
    * Path

    where Name= name of virtual directory and Path= path to the directory

  7. now thru ftp client (or putty ) create a file test.txt in /tmp/test_v_dir/
  8. then go to sqlplus
  9. type in follwing query
  10. create table XTERN_test( student_name varchar2(100) )
    organization external (
    type oracle_loader
    default directory DIR_WLIST
    access parameters (
    records delimited by newline
    location (‘test.txt’)
    reject limit unlimited;
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