SELECT IFNULL(name,'') FROM Table INTO OUTFILE '/tmp/agentsUpload4.txt' FIELDS TERMINATED BY ',' ENCLOSED BY '"' LINES TERMINATED BY '\n';
My problem is that I am trying to save the data in a format that will work in excel....The server is on linux....
But I don't see how I can replace those little squares....I don't even know how to generate one using a keyboard!
Overall, this is a good example of expecting too much from a database. For example, if you were to write a JDBC program to accomplish the same task you wouldn't need the database dependent IFNULL() statement. You could just check it by using "rs.getObject("...") == null)". This is the JDBC forum, and as such I recommend YOU USE JDBC to accomplish this task. You'll have a lot more control and won't run into all these database issues.