Import Data with mariadb-import

Overview

MariaDB SkySQL customers can import data into a SkySQL service using the mariadb-import utility:

  • The mariadb-import utility provides a command-line interface (CLI)

  • The mariadb-import utility can import data from TSV and CSV files

  • The mariadb-import utility is available for Linux and Windows

  • The mariadb-import utility supports many command-line options

Compatibility

  • Enterprise Server Single Node

  • Enterprise Server With Replica(s)

  • Xpand Distributed SQL

  • ColumnStore Data Warehouse

Installation

Installation of MariaDB Import varies by operating system.

CentOS / RHEL

  1. Configure YUM package repositories:

    $ sudo yum install wget
    
    $ wget https://downloads.mariadb.com/MariaDB/mariadb_repo_setup
    
    $ echo "367a80b01083c34899958cdd62525104a3de6069161d309039e84048d89ee98b mariadb_repo_setup" \
        | sha256sum -c -
    
    $ chmod +x mariadb_repo_setup
    
    $ sudo ./mariadb_repo_setup \
       --mariadb-server-version="mariadb-10.6"
    
  2. Install MariaDB Import and package dependencies:

    $ sudo yum install MariaDB-client
    

Debian / Ubuntu

  1. Configure APT package repositories:

    $ sudo apt install wget
    
    $ wget https://downloads.mariadb.com/MariaDB/mariadb_repo_setup
    
    $ echo "367a80b01083c34899958cdd62525104a3de6069161d309039e84048d89ee98b mariadb_repo_setup" \
        | sha256sum -c -
    
    $ chmod +x mariadb_repo_setup
    
    $ sudo ./mariadb_repo_setup \
       --mariadb-server-version="mariadb-10.6"
    
    $ sudo apt update
    
  2. Install MariaDB Import and package dependencies:

    $ sudo apt install mariadb-client
    

SLES

  1. Configure ZYpp package repositories:

    $ sudo zypper install wget
    
    $ wget https://downloads.mariadb.com/MariaDB/mariadb_repo_setup
    
    $ echo "367a80b01083c34899958cdd62525104a3de6069161d309039e84048d89ee98b mariadb_repo_setup" \
        | sha256sum -c -
    
    $ chmod +x mariadb_repo_setup
    
    $ sudo ./mariadb_repo_setup \
       --mariadb-server-version="mariadb-10.6"
    
  2. Install MariaDB Import and package dependencies:

    $ sudo zypper install MariaDB-client
    

Windows

  1. Access MariaDB Downloads for MariaDB Community Server.

  2. In the "Version" dropdown, select the version you want to download.

  3. In the "OS" dropdown, select "MS Windows (64-bit)".

  4. Click the "Download" button to download the MSI package.

  5. When the MSI package finishes downloading, run it.

  6. On the first screen, click "Next" to start the Setup Wizard.

  7. On the second screen, click the license agreement checkbox, and then click "Next".

  8. On the third screen, select the components you want to install. If you only want the standard MariaDB Client tools:

    • Deselect "Database instance".

    • Deselect "Backup utilities".

    • Deselect "Development Components".

    • Deselect "Third party tools".

    • When only "Client programs" is selected, click "Next".

  9. On the next screen, click "Install".

  10. When the installation process completes, click "Finish".

Import Data

The procedure to import data depends on the operating system.

Linux

  1. Determine the connection parameters for your MariaDB SkySQL service.

  2. Use MariaDB Import with the connection information to import the data from the TSV or CSV file into your MariaDB SkySQL database service:

    $ mariadb-import --host FULLY_QUALIFIED_DOMAIN_NAME --port TCP_PORT \
          --user DATABASE_USER --password \
          --ssl-verify-server-cert \
          --ssl-ca ~/PATH_TO_PEM_FILE \
          --local \
          --ignore-lines=1 \
          accounts contacts.tsv
    
    • Replace FULLY_QUALIFIED_DOMAIN_NAME with the Fully Qualified Domain Name of your service

    • Replace TCP_PORT with the read-write or read-only port of your service

    • Replace DATABASE_USER with the default username for your service, or the username you created

    • Replace ~/PATH_TO_PEM_FILE with the path to the certificate authority chain (.pem) file

    • If your file is a CSV file, rather than a TSV file, specify --fields-terminated-by=,

    • Specify the database name as the first argument (from above, accounts)

    • The table name is extracted from the TSV or CSV file's basename (from above, contacts)

  3. After the command is executed, you will be prompted for a password. Enter the default password for your default user, the password you set for the default user, or the password for the database user you created.

Windows

  1. Fix your executable search path.

    On Windows, MariaDB Import is not typically found in the executable search path by default. You must find its installation path, and add that path to the executable search path:

    $ SET "PATH=C:\Program Files\MariaDB 10.6\bin;%PATH%"
    
  2. Determine the connection parameters for your MariaDB SkySQL service.

  3. Use MariaDB Import with the connection information to import the data from the TSV or CSV file into your MariaDB SkySQL database service:

    $ mariadb-import --host FULLY_QUALIFIED_DOMAIN_NAME --port TCP_PORT \
          --user DATABASE_USER --password \
          --ssl-verify-server-cert \
          --ssl-ca ~/PATH_TO_PEM_FILE \
          --local \
          --ignore-lines=1 \
          accounts contacts.tsv
    
    • Replace FULLY_QUALIFIED_DOMAIN_NAME with the Fully Qualified Domain Name of your service

    • Replace TCP_PORT with the read-write or read-only port of your service

    • Replace DATABASE_USER with the default username for your service, or the username you created

    • Replace ~/PATH_TO_PEM_FILE with the path to the certificate authority chain (.pem) file

    • If your file is a CSV file, rather than a TSV file, specify --fields-terminated-by=,

    • Specify the database name as the first argument (from above, accounts)

    • The table name is extracted from the TSV or CSV file's basename (from above, contacts)

  4. After the command is executed, you will be prompted for a password. Enter the default password for your default user, the password you set for the default user, or the password for the database user you created.

MariaDB Import 10.3 and Older

The instructions provided above are written for MariaDB Import 10.4 and later, which uses the binary filename of mariadb-import.

For MariaDB Import 10.3 and older, the binary filename was mysqlimport. The instructions can be adapted for MariaDB Import 10.3 and older by executing mysqlimport rather than mariadb-import.