How To Import CSV File Into MySQL Using PHP

In this php post, I am discussing how to import csv file into MySQL database table using PHP.CSV stands for “Comma Separated Values” and contains all data in comma separated.

It’s a very common task for every application which has too much database and needs to import into MySql.

I am using two files one is index.php file which will contain UI part to show upload CSV file and import_csv.php file to connect MySQL and parse CSV data and store into MySQL table.

Video Tutorial

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Normally, We need to import data into database then we used following file types.

  1. Xml file
  2. CSV file
  3. Excel file

To import data through CSV file into MySQL Database table.I am doing following steps to import data from CSV file into MYSQL using PHP Script code.

You can also check other tutorial of Export/Import Data with PHP,

Steps to import CSV file into MySql database using PHP

Step 1: Create import_csv.php and put below code into this file.

Below code is used for creating interface to upload CSV file.
Step 2: Create a new index.php file to display csv upload form.You need to put below code into index.php file.

6 thoughts on “How To Import CSV File Into MySQL Using PHP

  1. Thanks for the snippet. It is very helpful. I recommend including/adding the rest of the html page so that folks can just copy, paste and use it “as-is”.

    • Right now user can select csv file from any folder but as per your scenario, you can store csv file into root directory of project

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