How can I extract a MySQL query result in CSV format?

Hello Will

I am running a MySQL query from the linux command line and I need to output the results in CSV format. I need an efficient way to extract that information with the from MySQL that is properly escapes any quotes that exist in the data.

Thank you

Jim from Washington DC

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  1. Hello Jim,

    There is a simple and efficient way to extract the information from MySQL to CSV format. You just need to build your query properly. Below is an example of a query that will extract the information in CSV format.

    SELECT *
    FROM people
    INTO OUTFILE '/tmp/people.csv'
    FIELDS TERMINATED BY ','
    ENCLOSED BY '"'
    LINES TERMINATED BY 'n'

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