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Anyone got an idea what to enable to make the LOAD DATA INFILE working? I have the global variable 'local_infile' set to ON, the database is answering queries just normaly, but LOAD DATA INFILE results in the error:

Access denied for user 'xyxyxyx'@'%' (using password: YES)

  • I swear I went through at least 50 similar sites. The answer may also be that I just don't have enough rights to do LOAD DATA INFILE. But before I ask DB admin, I want to check whether the fault is on my side. – Jaro Apr 6 '15 at 16:20
  • You may also need the LOCAL keyword: LOAD DATA LOCAL INFILE .... And check for permissions to access the directory where the file is. – Rick James Apr 6 '15 at 17:24
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Also, to use LOAD DATA INFILE on server files, you must have the FILE privilege.

-MySQL Manual for LOAD DATA

For generic connection error troubleshooting, go to the corresponding manual page.

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  • jynus, you might have also mentioned google.com as a reource to look for answers :-) – Jaro Apr 6 '15 at 16:15
  • I just checked, my username has all privileges granted. Regarding the bad search skills, I think it would be nice to have some patience with newbies... – Jaro Apr 6 '15 at 16:48

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