April 18, 2006
Producing a CSV file from a database table
Back in November, 2002 I wrote a little utility module to dump the entire contents of an Oracle table to a CSV file.
Over the past month or so I've needed it again so I dusted that code off and made some enhancements. First I added support for MySQL and SQLite. As if that wasn't enough I then added an optional where clause parameter, so that you can dump some of the rows in the table. Then I added another optional parameter, this time a column list allowing you to only specify a subset of the columns in the table.
Then I just got carried away and introduced another function which accepts a valid SQL statement and dumps its results to a CSV file.
Posted by Andy Todd at April 18, 2006 06:14 PM