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Import Big SQL File Into MySQL with phpMyAdmin

If you have problem to import large SQL files into MySql using phpMyadmin, the official documentation offers a few solutions, but the easiest method to solve this problem is:

  • Find the config.inc.php file located in the phpMyadmin directory. If you have Wamp installed, it is probably located here:
C:\wamp\apps\phpmyadmin3.4.10.1\config.inc.php
  • Find the line with $cfg['UploadDir'] on it and update it to:
$cfg['UploadDir'] = 'upload';
  • Create a folder called ‘upload’ in the same folder where config.inc.php file, so now you have:
C:\wamp\apps\phpmyadmin3.4.10.1\upload\

Then copy the big sql file that you are trying to import into the new upload folder.

Now when you go to phpMyAdmin, at the import page you choose a drop down present that wasn’t there before – it contains all of the sql files in the upload directory that you have just created. You can now select your file, and start with the import.

Simple as that.

 

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