Bug #8323 LOAD DATA INFILE not supported anymore? in preparedStatement
Submitted: 4 Feb 2005 18:05 Modified: 13 Jul 2005 14:50
Reporter: bruno haleblian Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Prepared statements Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version:3.1.6, 3.2.0-alpha OS:Any (WK2K/XP)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Triage: D5 (Feature request)

[4 Feb 2005 18:05] bruno haleblian
used to work fine in my previous release (3.0.6) but don't anymore!!

I may missing something In JDBC Setup...
Shall I have to change to createStatement/executeQuery ?

How to repeat:
use a 'load data local infile ? ...' 
SQLException should be thrown  on 
request and setString the filename.

same with 3.0.x driver works fine

Suggested fix:
worked in 3.0.6
[4 Feb 2005 18:17] Mark Matthews
This is a shortcoming with the MySQL server. 'LOAD DATA INFILE' is not supported as a server-side prepared statement.

You should disable server-side prepared statements with the 'useServerPrepStmts=false' configuration property in your JDBC URL as a workaround.
[4 Feb 2005 18:22] Paul Dubois
For a list of which statements are supported as
prepared statements, see:

[2 Jul 2005 8:51] Konstantin Osipov
Paul, your explanation of the problem is correct. The list of supported statements
is given in the documentation. LOAD DATA INFILE might have worked in some early
release of 4.1 (4.1.2 for example), but later we disabled it, as the implementation wasn't really prepared-statements ready. We should extend the list of supported commands 
in a future release (not in 5.0, though). Meanwhile I think I should change severity of this bug to 'feature request'.
Bruno, what is the server version that you were using connector-3.1.6 with?
[4 Jul 2005 14:26] bruno haleblian
4.1.8-nt or 4.1.9-nt, not shure of wich, but it's still not working with my actual 4.1.10. Anyway, I've now planned to change the request text building process  and embed filename parameter by myself.
My only way to migrate to a 3.1 or later JDBC Driver.

BTW, thanks to Paul & Mark's advises :
1 - I would'nt have been reading the C API part of the refMan by my own, forgetting C is the basis. I will, for now!
2 - I have not tried to disable useServerPrepStmts to let my others preparedStatements work just fine.
[21 Apr 2008 15:46] Thomas Gagne
I just discovered "load data local infile "..." doesn't work inside the "mysql" client either. When I try it I get:

ERROR 1148 (42000): The used command is not allowed with this MySQL version

mysql> select version();
| version()         |
| 5.0.51a-community |
[21 Apr 2008 17:41] Thomas Gagne

Add --local-infile and all works fine.
[23 May 2010 7:21] Dan Kloke
Here's a vote for this feature.

I would allow one to fully automate the recreation and reloading of large datasets without having to resort to another language just for this one step.

Thank you.