MySQLDump Only INSERT Statements

The mysqldump client utility performs logical backups, producing a set of SQL statements that can be executed to reproduce the original database object definitions and table data. It dumps one or more MySQL databases for backup or transfer to another server. The mysqldump command can also generate output in CSV, other delimited text, or XML format. Although it appears to be a little executable file, its scope is greater to accommodate a variety of use-cases.

mysqldump accepts various connection options, DDL Options, Format Options, Filtering Options, Performance Options, Transactional Options, etc.

This post will demonstrate how to use mysqldump to generate only INSERT statements without having the drop statements or database or table creation statements. This means, only data.

Syntax:
mysqldump -h <HostName OR IP Address OR RDS End Point> -u <UserName> -p<Password>
–complete-insert –no-create-db –no-create-info –extended-insert dbname1 > dbsDump.sql

Examples:
mysqldump -h 127.0.0.1 -u root -p –complete-insert –no-create-db –no-create-info –extended-insert dbname1 > dbsDump.sql
mysqldump -h instance-live.uvxyzcynxmabbaz.eu-east-2.rds.amazonaws.com -u root -p ––complete-insert –no-create-db –no-create-info –extended-insert dbname1 > dbsDump.sql

The above commands help in generating the INSERT statements as shown below.
INSERT INTO `MyTable` VALUES (1001,’Student1′),(1002,’Student2′),(1003,’Student3′);

Happy learning!!

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