Exporting Data from MySQL Databases

The task of exporting information from MySQL databases is typical in the daily work of database administrators and ordinary MySQL users. Along with the growing volume and complexity of data stored in database tables, there is an urgent need for an effective and flexible tool for rapid MySQL data exporting to various popular file formats, such as Excel datasheet, Access database, plain text file, Word document, XML file and others. Such MySQL export tool can serve a number of important functions from exchanging data between different database systems to unloading information for seamless integration of various information infrastructures.

In this article we would like to consider programs that have an ability to export data from MySQL databases with minimum efforts and maximum flexibility.

Program Tools to Export MySQL Data

Today's software market offers a large number of database tools for MySQL data export. However, these tools often have a number of restrictions that do not allow to perform the export from MySQL database in the most efficient way. For example, if the program does not support the desired target file format or Unicode standard, double conversion of data is needed which can lead to data loss or distortion of information. In addition, to make the export process more convenient, the corresponding MySQL export tool must have easy-to-use Graphical User Interface and provide a wide spectrum of various opportunities, such as exporting data from MySQL tables, views or queries; ability to change parameters for each exported data source and set specific parameters for each output format; support of different versions of MySQL server and more.

This MySQL export tool is a powerful database tool that allows you efficiently export data from MySQL databases to a great number of available file formats, including MS Access, MS Excel, MS Word (RTF), HTML, XML, PDF, TXT, CSV, DBF, ODF and others. EMS Data Export for MySQL can operate Unicode data and supports export of information to existing MS Access password protected databases, MS Excel 2007 and MS Word 2007 file formats, generic XML documents with XSD schema and much more. So you can export MySQL database data to the wide range of output file formats - from the universal CSV and TXT to the modern XML and ODF. As a result, the typical task of the direct export of MySQL database data to the Access, Excel or CSV files can be solved very simply and quickly.

EMS Data Export for MySQL has a wizard-driven user interface that divides the data export process into separate steps and allows to set all data export parameters visually. For example, you can select fields to export and change their order, define output file types, add queries whose results should be exported, set various MySQL export options and more. The program allows you to export data from several MySQL tables, views or queries concurrently with individual settings for each export operation.

EMS Data Export for MySQL supports SSH and HTTP tunneling which are required to provide confidentiality and integrity of data over network connection to MySQL server as well as to access the server that is located behind a firewall. Using these features can noticeably reduce the risk of unauthorized access to your sensitive data. Another helpful feature of EMS Data Export for MySQL is the ability to automate process of exporting data from MySQL database with a special console utility. This utility can simplify and automate typical MySQL export tasks by performing the export on the schedule according to predefined settings.

Conclusions on MySQL Export Tools

EMS Data Export for MySQL can be used as a standalone utility or in combination with a set of useful database tools for MySQL server - EMS SQL Management Studio for MySQL - single workbench that provides you with must-have tools for administering MySQL databases, managing database schema and objects as well as for MySQL database design, migration, extraction, MySQL query building, data import, export and database comparison.

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