How to Import CSV to MySQL database with PHP

CSV files, commonly known as Excel (.xls) files, are used as spread sheets to store information in a tabular manner. Modern CSV handlers are capable of most of the functions — like calculating sum, average, median to making graphs, charts and tables. But, at times we may need to store the data in SQL format to be parsed easily, or for secure storage. SQL is not doubt the best medium for such kind of jobs. But typing or even copy-pasting each data to SQL is a tiresome job.

This is where PHP comes in action. It has the ability to parse CSV files, which allows us to do further processing. Let us see how to import the CSV to MySQL database using PHP.Continue Reading