I copied some data from a web page straight into Excel then saved it as tab
delimited which allowed me to import it into MySQL. Try opening the file in
a spreadsheet program - it might understand the file!

Alternatively, if the data was stored in a flat file previously, there must
have been a script or program that was able to extract it.

You could be cheeky and ask your client if he has it saved in another
format! ;o)

"R" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
> Hey Guys,
> Heres the deal,
> I have a client who wants me to make a "testimonials" program for him,
> Which is no problem till now, but now he has come with some additional
> requirments that I dont know how to deal with...
> he has a flatfile with a crap load of entries and he wants me to export it
> into mySql!
> Do any of you know what function to write to read a record from a flatfile
> and write it to the database record for record?
> doing it manually will be a pain in the --- but i dont want to lose the
> chance for work...:-(
> The flatfile was written using perl.
> If need be I can give you the MyTestimonialsDB.txt file to screw around
> with.....
> As usual, Any help appreciated.
> Kindly reply,
> Cheers,
> -Ryan.
> /*Don't steal. The government hates competition.*/

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