A few lines of my CSV:


I tried to import text file but I've received an error message with code 1261. I used the following control characters:

  • Fields terminated by: "
  • Fields enclosed by: ,
  • Fields escaped by: "
  • Lines terminated by: \r\n
  • Try no enclosing and terminating with comma, I would also check all the columns have complete data.
    – Nelson
    Commented Jul 30, 2015 at 11:19
  • Your fields are terminated by , not by ".
    – oNare
    Commented Jul 30, 2015 at 12:51
  • And enclosed by ". It is unclear whether "escaped" is set correctly.
    – Rick James
    Commented Aug 1, 2015 at 0:11

2 Answers 2


As per documentation your error is:

Error: 1261 SQLSTATE: 01000 (ER_WARN_TOO_FEW_RECORDS) Message: Row %ld doesn't contain data for all columns

Thus it appears that your table have more column than the file. You will have to specify the column-names explicitly. Also the remaining columns should be nullable. (You might want to share table definition if below command doesn't work)

Try this:

LOAD DATA INFILE 'path/to/file' INTO TABLE your_table FIELDS TERMINATED BY ',' LINES TERMINATED BY '\r\n' IGNORE 1 LINES (id,date,date_,pow,ene,reac);

If you are interested you might want to refer this blog post which explains various use-cases for loading delimited data to mysql.


Thanks @mysql_user and @oNare for your answers and I do it:

  • Fields terminated by: ,
  • Fields enclosed by: "
  • Lines terminated by: \r\n

When I tried to do that with MySQL Workbench 6.3 and Table Data Import Wizard, I couldn't believe it because it is so slow. And I tried to do it with HeidiSQL and is faster than MySQL Workbench but no enough. My CSV is a big file (59GB) and the problem is the time to load those data.

Sorry for my English. It is not my native language. Thanks.

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