[nycphp-talk] MySQL & 2.5 million rows!

Melissa Pott melissa at
Fri Apr 11 12:11:14 EDT 2003

How about just renaming the tables?  All the references to the tables 
stay the same, and you just have to add the instruction to juggle the 
table names.

On Fri, 11 Apr 2003 10:59AM -0500, jsiegel1 at wrote:
> You read the subject line correctly!!! I'm loading 2.5 million rows 
> from an ASCII file into a MySQL database.'s a little 
> background on what I've done and then a question. (Please keep in mind 
> I'm a Php/MySQL newbie...though I'm learnin' fast!!)
> I created three tables - data_new, data_old, data_live. The Ascii file 
> gets read, line by line, and inserted into data_new. When it's 
> completed and there are no glitches (i.e., no problem with the Ascii 
> file), I want to move the data from data_live to data_old and then move 
> the new data from data_new to data_live. So...the there a 
> fast way to move the data from one MySQL table to another (from 
> data_new to data_live) other than walking through data_new row by 
> row...creating an Insert statement on the fly...and then inserting the 
> row into data_live?
> BTW, in case you are wondering why there are three different tables, I 
> felt that this was a better way  than my client's present system which 
> simply wipes out the live data and then reads in the Ascii file. If 
> there is a glitch then they have to empty the table and reload the 
> Ascii. Doing it this way, if they need to go back to the old data, I 
> would move it data from data_old to data_live.
> Jeff
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