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I need to do a scheduled import into the MySQL database, about every hour or so. ? 6000 records (products + clients). I wrote a simple routine that dumps the data from the source data server (4D - www.4d.com) into flat-text files.


I see two options:


1) Generate a .sql file from the flat-text with e.g. Perl and import data with the .sql, overwriting all existing data using a scheduled shell/perl script

2) Go fancy and write a Perl script that connects to MySQL directly and inserts/updates the data.


Recommendations? Ideas? I'm running OSX Jaguar.


Seeya - Cisco

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