Exporting results of a Mysql query to excel?

Issue

My requirement is to store the entire results of the query

SELECT * FROM document 
WHERE documentid IN (SELECT * FROM TaskResult WHERE taskResult = 2429)

to an Excel file.

Solution

The typical way to achieve this is to export to CSV and then load the CSV into Excel.
You can using any MySQL command line tool to do this by including the INTO OUTFILE clause on your SELECT statement:

SELECT ... FROM ... WHERE ... 
INTO OUTFILE 'file.csv'
FIELDS TERMINATED BY ','

See this link for detailed options.

Alternatively, you can use mysqldump to store dump into a separated value format using the –tab option, see this link.

mysqldump -u<user> -p<password> -h<host> --where=jtaskResult=2429 --tab=<file.csv> <database> TaskResult

Hint: If you don’t specify an absoulte path but use something like INTO OUTFILE 'output.csv' or INTO OUTFILE './output.csv', it will store the output file to the directory specified by show variables like 'datadir';.

Answered By – Roland Bouman

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