When using HSQL (which is less powerful than MySQL) command CREATE TEXT
TABLE "Foo"(...) prepares a table "Foo" with fields and indices just
like a regular data table. A second command SET TABLE "Foo"... links the
text table "Foo" to a particular text file.
If the linked text table and the underlying csv and the target table
share the same structure with same data types in same order of columns,
I can simply drag the text table icon over the icon of the regular data
table and confirmt the import dialog without further adjustments.
If this precondition is not met or when data type conversions are needed
(e.g. text with German comma decimals and D.M.Y dates) then I create a
view to return all fields with the right types in right order and drag
the view over the data table. HSQL only accepts text data with point
decimals and ISO date/times.
With the right setup it is just a simple drag&drop operation with no
spreadsheet involved. The setup is development work because it requires
understanding simple data types. Same problem with csv to spreadsheet
imports which will fail in most cases when you ignore the import options
because you don't understand them.
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