A core statement in SQL that does what it says on the tin: inserts data into a table.

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Bulk insert with format file: 0 rows affected

When using the BULK INSERT command in SQL Server 2008 it returns: (0 row(s) affected) I am using this command to carry out the bulk insert: BULK INSERT Test FROM 'C:\DataFiles\Tests.dat' ...
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How do I insert a row which contains a foreign key?

Using PostgreSQL v9.1. I have the following tables: CREATE TABLE foo ( id BIGSERIAL NOT NULL UNIQUE PRIMARY KEY, type VARCHAR(60) NOT NULL UNIQUE ); CREATE TABLE bar ( id BIGSERIAL ...
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Which one is more efficient: select from linked server or insert into linked server?

Suppose I have to export data from one server to another (through linked servers). Which statement will be more efficient? Executing in source server: INSERT INTO ...
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Negative number of rows inserted

I just ran a rather simple INSERT statement (that I think processed a lot of rows), and I got the message: -1,311,750,183 rows inserted Should I be concerned about the fact that it's negative?
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MySQL Insert into table, where name = id, if not exist, then insert name and use that ID

I am producing a MySQL database that will store results for a particular sport. I have a table containing people, (PERSONID, FIRSTNAME, LASTNAME), another table containing animals names (ANIMALID, ...
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When to split a large table

I run the SQL Anywhere DBMS, and we have a table of about 10 columns(normal text, timestamps etc). However, in my use-case, every single day, the table gets 2160000 new rows. It's also crucial that ...
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BULK INSERT Data from file but ignore the first occurence of field terminator

I have a file that has data arranged in the following style: 1 1 0.5102 0.4898 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 1 2 0.3114 0.6886 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 I need to load ...
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Large INSERTs performance optimization

I have 15 Amazon AWS EC2 t1.micro instances which simultaneously populate Amazon RDS MySQL d2.m2.xlarge database with data using large INSERTs (40000 rows in query). The queries are send ...
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Is there slowdown inserting into an InnoDB table that has no index set?

I have an old application with lots of InnoDB tables, that have no indexes at all, not even a primary ID or such. Those tables only contain a few thousand rows. Would it be faster to INSERT data ...
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How to handle update or insert situations

From time to time my stored procedures looks like create procedure handle_data @fk int ,@value varchar(10) as begin if exists (select * from my_table ...
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Reinsert data in new table with new IDs

I have the following two tables: buynsell CREATE TABLE `buynsell` ( `id` VARCHAR(20) NULL DEFAULT NULL, `msg` VARCHAR(255) NULL DEFAULT NULL, `date` VARCHAR(25) NULL DEFAULT NULL, ...
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Insert from one row to another using cases

My original table was(being used since 2005): CREATE TABLE `request` ( `msg` VARCHAR(150) NOT NULL, `id` VARCHAR(20) NOT NULL, `ctg` VARCHAR(10) NOT NULL DEFAULT 'misc', `date` ...
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On duplicate key do nothing

I am inserting into the following table using LuaSQL with PtokaX API. CREATE TABLE `requests` ( `id` INT(10) UNSIGNED NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `ctg` VARCHAR(15) NOT NULL, `msg` ...
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How this simple Stored Procedure ended up in Deadlock

Thanks for all and this forum is really helpful. After few minutes of system running we get “Try restarting the transaction.” And its end up in deadlock. We use MySQL 5.5.28 and the Java code ...
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content types of insertion

I have a CSV file that contains a lot of integer values. Is it better to insert these individual values in bulk as in a full transaction or should I be inserting the CSV file itself into the MySQL?
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How can I store a pdf in PostgreSQL

I have to store .pdf files in a table. I have a table, state, with columns: id_state, name, pdffile (bytea) I want to store the pdf files in the pdffile column. How can I do this?
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Complex query with multiple normalized fields

We have a fairly simple table structure, but with a LOT of fields per table (talking 40+). This data is initially produced in plain-text, user-readable tables, but then it is translated into ...
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Check if row exists

I need to write a query that will insert a row only once, even if the query is run multiple times. Being new to SQL (well new-ish), I did an if not exists(...) but a friend said he preferred deleting ...
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How to improve INSERT speed in large table that has unique constraint

I have a simple MyISAM table: explain entities; +------------+-------------+------+-----+-------------------+----------------+ | Field | Type | Null | Key | Default | Extra ...
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Subquery in the VALUES clause

Here's a real-world schema: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Setting] ( [ID] [BIGINT] NOT NULL, [Module] [NVARCHAR](400) NOT NULL, [Property] [NVARCHAR](400) NOT NULL, [Value] ...
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MySQL: Improve performance for one row insert into table with unique constraint

I have a table with ~ 40 mil records, with a unique index on the url collumn, of type varchar(255). Now the insert speed is about 30/s, is this expected? how could I improve it? I can't use bulk ...
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row locking or avoiding duplicate insertion on primarykey/otherfield combo

i have a table that stores additional data pertaining to files/images saved in files elsewhere, each entry can be associated with another type in the system, for users there may be one or more ...
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INSERT trigger dying with with #target columns not equal to #expressions, but they are equal

I am trying to write my first trigger. It is an insert trigger as follows: <b>Fatal error</b>: postgres7 error: [-1: ERROR: INSERT has more target columns than expressions at character ...
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INSERT succeeds but all inserted values become NULL

I tired to execute an insert directly from phpMyAdmin as follows: INSERT INTO oracle.PLAYLIST_MUSIC ( TID, ID, STATUS, CREATED_BY, ...
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Is there a SQL Server equivalent to “OVERRIDING USER VALUE”

While googling I found about the OVERRIDING USER VALUE parameter for an INSERT for IBM's iSeries. Is there an equivalent command for Microsoft SQL Server versions 2005 or newer to allow you to ...
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Optimal way to ignore duplicate inserts?

Background This problem relates to ignoring duplicate inserts using PostgreSQL 9.2 or greater. The reason I ask is because of this code: -- Ignores duplicates. INSERT INTO db_table ...
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InnoDB insertion faster

I'm a graduate school student researching OLAP with Mondrian OLAP. So I want to insert data into InnoDB (MySQL 5.5) faster at the initial loading. In this environment, the only user is me, so I think ...
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Generate insert statements for table AND related data

I'm looking to move data from tables and related tables between 2 databases. The trouble is the primary keys are out of sync. Is anyone aware of a tool which can generate insert statements for a ...
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processlist showing '%' as host from trigger

I'm trying to populate a certain column in a table with the host/IP of the caller. I have an insert trigger on the table which sets the column like so: CREATE TRIGGER access_insert_trg BEFORE INSERT ...
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Insert ignore with conditional

I need to insert some records which might have duplicates. Column to overwrite/skip is mytable.email and mytable.fooFlag should be 1. I came up with something like this: INSERT IGNORE INTO mytable ...
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Select one name per person where spelling variations exist

I have a source table that contains Employee IDs and names. The employee names may be listed multiple times with variations on the exact spelling (see 'source table' for example - note the middle ...
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How can I append a column to an inner SQL statement?

I have two tables that have the same structure except one has an additional column that should be auto-incremented. Sequence and trigger are defined. I want to copy all data from one table to ...
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Multi-Table Join to Single Destination

I am having a serious performance issue with join together four tables and placing the results (in a certain permutation) into one destination table. I am using MSSQL 2008 and good ole T-SQL. To ...
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myISAM data loss at DELETE / INSERT

I have a linked table id_group | id_user. Every time I add a one or more users to a group I DELETE all the links and INSERT the users again including the new one(s). This is how the framework of the ...
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How can I configure MySQL Innodb to handle 1000s of inserts per hour?

I have a very high traffic website where it is possible that 1000s of new records are inserted every hour. This one error is crippling the site: PDOException: SQLSTATE[40001]: Serialization failure: ...
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MySQL Insert into two tables using new IDs

I'm trying to select data already in the database and insert it into two tables using the generated ID from table one. table1 contains configuration options, table2 contains pricing data. Table2 uses ...
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Limiting Generated Sequence Values in Multi-table Insert

In Oracle, given the following objects: create table a (x number ); create table b (val number ); create table c (val number ); create sequence my_seq; Suppose I populate table a as follows: ...
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Fastest way to copy data from MyISAM to InnoDB

I want to copy all data from a MyISAM table with 16 millions rows to a InnoDB table, that will have a different (optimized) schema. See tables below to see the changes. However, every approach I try ...
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“Mysql has gone away” heavy multiple insert

I am stuck because Mysql server will go away after executing this part of code this function will update the database with the new RSS feeds which are stored in ToUpdate but Mysql stops working. Every ...
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Derby slows down after 1.2 million records

I'm using a Derby database, mass insertions slow down to 1/4 to 1/6 the speed once there are 1.2 million records (about 6 GB database size, one major table, other tables are tiny). Is that normal? Is ...
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Extract some columns data from one table and insert into multiple tables

I have a table with 16,000 records and need to get out some columns and then insert values in multiples tables. For example, suppose I have the following tables tbl_1: id, name, lastname tbl_2: id, ...
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Mysql load from infile stuck waiting on hard drive

I've got a windows 7 64 bit machine that I'm using for some load testing of a mysql db. My program uses sqlalchemy to connect and run several load from infile statements on said database. These bulk ...
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How does mysql decide if concurrent insert is possible for a MyISAM table?

For "concurrent inserts", MySQL reference manual has the following explanation: The MyISAM storage engine supports concurrent inserts to reduce contention between readers and writers for a given ...
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MySQL - INSERT INTO … SELECT … UNION

I'm having an issue with a fairly complex query where I need to store the ids from one table (based on heavy criteria) into a narrow, alternate table for future reference, but I keep running into a ...
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Help with a complicated MySQL Query inserting data using select from 2 tables

I am stuck with a case and unable to get the desired result from my query.. I have to insert into a table some records based on multiple records from 2 different tables.. Tables: Target: ...
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Adding new key(s) to enable partitioning, INSERT performance?

I have a table to storage GPS coordinates with multiple (~30) inserts per second (from 50 diferent devices) during 12 hours per day, so the table is growing fast, to improve the SELECT speed I was ...
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sqlcmd slow against SQL Server 2008 R2

I am trying to import a longish SQL script (3.5 millions of lines, 1,5 GB in size) containing mainly short INSERT INTO statements with data using sqlcmd -E -d <database> -S 127.0.0.1 -i ...
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How to use Unique key via combinations of table fields?

Take a look at the following sqlfiddle: http://sqlfiddle.com/#!2/dacb5/1 CREATE TABLE contacts ( id int auto_increment primary key, name varchar(20), network_id int, ...
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cross self join to get more rows - better solution?

I have a table employees: +----------------+------------------+ | Field | Type | +----------------+------------------+ | id | int(10) unsigned | | persons_id | ...
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After dropping the clustered index, it is still attempting to do a clustered insert [closed]

I am trying to convert data from one database system to another. One of the tables I need to transfer and format contains over 10 million rows. I am running the following script to do it: USE ...