Hi there,

I did a test on my local machine, set the upload limit for PHP to 50Megs for
forms (WAAAYYYY more than I need, but then atleast I know that isn't the

Then, I select the file through my web form, put in the delimiter which
works great on small files.  Then, I try the larger file - exactly the same
format (As I just cut a portion of the file and pasted into another file
about with just about 50 entries to test which worked) and then click send,
but when I try to echo the result to debug, the array is totally empty, and
even tells me it is empty, but only when the file is above a certain size
(Not worked out what size that is yet though).

The file itself is around 5.4 megs, and I know it's not a server timeout
issue as i've increased everything I could find in my local Apache config,
from a timeout of 300 to 3000 (Again, just to eliminate all possible courses
that I can think of).  The only thing I can think of is that there is some
illegal char somewhere in the file, but I have no idea what that could be.
I'm using the straight line up as the delimiter to avoid any , issues etc
..... as I know that | isn't used in the file at all.

It's just getting to me, there has to be a reason why :-(  I'm using the
following code (Minus the bit that enters the DB into the database, as that
works fine with small files so would with large too):

if ($option == "importcsv") {

if ($userfile == ""){
$failed = 'yes';
} else {

$row = 1;
$handle = fopen ("$userfile","r");
while ($data = fgetcsv ($handle, 100000, "|")) {
    $num = count ($data);

echo "$data[0];";

fclose ($handle);



> I've never seen where the file size causes a problem that wasn't one of
> the file size settings either in the upload form or php.ini. I'd focus
> on figuring out why it's failing on the large files before trying to
> split it. No errors at all? Just a blank screen? Are you uploading the
> file through a browser?
> <>< Ryan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matt Babineau [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003 2:37 PM
> Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] Splitting a CSV file
> Chris,
> If you are on a Redhat machine, you could try running a CLI command on
> this.
> Try looking up the 'split' command, it may solve your problem if you
> combine it with some PHP.
> -Matt
> On Mon, 2003-11-24 at 19:14, Chris Payne wrote:
> > Hi there everyone,
> >
> > I'm writing an automation system to automatically insert data into a
> mysql database from a CSV file, and it works great - until I try to
> insert a large file, then it just doesn't do anything.
> >
> > I've set my PHP filesize to 10 Megs so that's not the issue, and a
> server timeout isn't the issue either.  So, is that a way that I can
> split a CSV file into 2 files if it's larger than a certain size so that
> I can still use the automation I am working on?
> >
> > Actually, I won't see the files as it's for a company who just wants
> > to be able to select their CSV file (No matter what size) and it will
> > insert it automatically, and as I said it does work on small files but
> > not large :-(
> >
> > Any help would really be appreciated.
> >
> > Chris
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