Genadinik Genadinik - 6 months ago 14
SQL Question

How to do a batch insert in MySQL

I have 1-many number of records that need to be entered into a table. What is the best way to do this in a query? Should I just make a loop and insert one record per iteration? Or is there a better way?

Answer

From the MySQL manual

INSERT statements that use VALUES syntax can insert multiple rows. To do this, include multiple lists of column values, each enclosed within parentheses and separated by commas. Example:

INSERT INTO tbl_name (a,b,c) VALUES(1,2,3),(4,5,6),(7,8,9);
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