View Full Version : Dumping specific data from MySQL database

January 12th, 2011, 08:47 PM
I'm looking to be able to dump the data from a specific table in the database, but I also want to have it dump all of the data from any table that it references through foreign keys. So for instance:

Table A:
id bigint(20),
name varchar(30),
b_id bigint(20), <-- foreign key, not just a column (same for the others in this example)
c_id bigint(20)

Table B:
id bigint(20),
value decimal(12,2),
d_id bigint(20)

Table C:
id bigint(20),
name varchar(30)

Table D:
id bigint(20),
value decimal(12,2)

Table E:
id bigint(20),
value decimal(12,2)

From this, dump all of the data from A, which would then dump B and C, and B would dump D. E would not be dumped at all.

Is there a way to do this automatically, or am I going to have to just get all of the foreign keys and then recursively dump each table myself/through a script?