Subject Re: [firebird-support] Import data from flat files
Author Milan Babuskov
Oleg Lebedev wrote:
> Sory, I fogot to mention that I need to be able to import files into the
> FireBird database running on Linux RedHat 8.0. I have 1 GB of data to
> import, so I need a pretty fast utility for that. The best would be a
> similar to GBAK utility that can import data from flat files into DB
> tables.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks.

You can write quick&dirty(TM) PHP script to do it. Something like this:

ibase_connect('database', 'user', 'pass');
$sql = 'insert into your_table (column list,...) values (';

$fp = fopen('csv_file', 'r');
while ($line = fread($fp, 10000)
$data = explode(',', $line);
$values = '';
foreach ($data as $d) // quote the text
$values[] = "'" . $d . "'";
ibase_query($sql . implode(',', $values) . ')');

Well, you need to add some error checking and stuff, but it can do the
job really nice.

Milan Babuskov