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How to import an SQL file via HeidiSQL

Importing a .SQL file is very easy. In this tutorial we show you how to do this.

Database programs

There are a couple of database manage tools that you could use.

Some examples:
HeidiSQL - Free
Navicat - Paid, trial available

In this tutorial we will use the free HeidiSQL tool

In the menu, click on Databases

Click on the +eye+ button the view your database credentials

The details you see in step 2 are needed to login into HeidiSQL

Open HeidiSQL
We would like to create a new connection if no one exists yet. Click on the New button

Enter the Hostname, User, Password and Port and Click on Open

Click on your database name

Click on Query

Right click on the empty text field and click on "Load SQL File"

You can also copy and paste the content of the SQL file to the empty text fiel

Open the SQL file that you want to import

Click on the play button or press F9

The .SQL file will now import. If you get an error message then something is wrong with the Queries in your SQL file.

Updated on: 02/07/2022

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