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Hello Ian,
I am somewhat puzzled by the error message you get:
It seems to me that you are defining multiple columns with the name `NULL`.
To MY knowledge column names should be unique withing one table. Also NULL is
used to specify whether the value of a column may be NULL (i.e. "unknown") or
not - with NULL (=yes) as the default. So if you don't allow a value to be
NULL you have to say (e.g.) colName integer not null default 0...
Maybe you could send me your table definition and I will have a look at it.
Regards from snowed in Salzburg to certainly much warmer Pretoria...
H. Stoellinger

On Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:05:51 +0100, Ian Whitfield <> wrote:

Hi All

I have been trying to import a CSV file from Calc into MySQL to run with
Base for over a week now and can not believe this is so difficult to do
so I'm hoping some other Base users might have cracked this one!!

My OpSys is PClinuxOS - 32-bit and MySQL is ver 5.1.73. Everything is
running on localhost.

My CSV file is in Calc and has 2600 rows and 78 cols. I save it as a CSV
file which is 717.8Kb in size. Field Names are in row 1.

I have tried many times with phpMyAdmin with no luck and today I
installed MySQL Workbench - also no luck.

In all cases I get the error ...

MySQL said: Documentation
#1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that
corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use
near 'varchar(10), `NULL` varchar(10), `NULL` varchar(10), `NULL`
varchar(21), `NULL` ' at line 1

MyAdmin seems to stop after only 38 fields and the error does not show
the field names in the error. Also it is not MY SQL syntax it is
MyAdmin's syntax!!

Workbench says - ERROR 1064 (42000) at line 1: You have an error in your
SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server
version for the right syntax to use near
at line 1
Operation failed with exitcode 1.

Can anyone help me out please. I'm NOT a Database expert just a user and
must get this DB up and running again ASAP!!

Many, many thanks

Pretoria RSA

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