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Import csv file data into mysql database using php

Import csv file data into mysql database using php

Hi, In this tutorial I am going to explain how to Import CSV file data into mysql database.

It’s very simple to do using php. I have added Sample code for reference.


//connect to the database 
$connect = mysql_connect("localhost","root",""); 
mysql_select_db("csv",$connect); //select the table 

if (isset($_FILES['csv']['size']) > 0) { 

    //get the csv file 
    $file = $_FILES['csv']['tmp_name']; 
    $handle = fopen($file,"r"); 
    $name = $_FILES['csv']['name'];
    //loop through the csv file and insert into database 
    do { 
        if ($data[0]) { 
		$exist = mysql_num_rows(mysql_query("SELECT contact_number FROM contacts WHERE contact_number = '".addslashes(trim($data[1],'"'))."'"));
		if($exist == 0 ) {
            mysql_query("INSERT INTO contacts (contact_name, contact_number,contact_file) VALUES 
    } while ($data = fgetcsv($handle,1000,",","'"));     // 

	echo '<script> window.loaction.href="../index.php?result=1" </script>';



<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> 
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> 
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" /> 
<title>Import a CSV File with PHP & MySQL</title> 


<?php if (isset($_GET['success'])) { echo "<b>Your file has been imported.</b><br><br>"; } //generic success notice ?> 

<form action="" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data" name="form1" id="form1"> 
  Choose your file: <br /> 
  <input name="csv" type="file" id="csv" /> 
  <input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Submit" /> 


In above example I have table called ” Contacts ”  and I have my contact number and contact name in CSV file.

fgetcsv PHP function is used to read the csv data’s.

By using above code I have stored all the records into database.

Your CSV data must be like below,

91978456320, Marimuthu
91968574123, 17educations

Comma(,) is the separator.

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Marimuthu :