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Importing Unique Records Into MySQL using a Stored Procedure


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Hi All.


I'm a MySQL Newbie and would really like some guidence.


My employer has over 47K employees. I use a MS Access application to import employee information from MS Excel into an Access data table on a monthly basis. However I need to exclude records of employees that have previously been imported. Currently I import the records into a table and then run the query shown below.


INSERT INTO tbl_EmployeeDetails ( EmployeeNo, EmployeeFirstNames, EmployeeSurname, EmployeeID, DateOfBirth, ResidentialAddress1, ResidentialAddress2, ResidentialAddress3, EmployeeNo )SELECT tbl_ImportEmployee.EmployeeNo, tbl_ImportEmployee.EmployeeFirstNames, tbl_ImportEmployee.EmployeeSurname, tbl_ImportEmployee.EmployeeID, tbl_ImportEmployee.DateOfBirth, tbl_ImportEmployee.ResidentialAddress1, tbl_ImportEmployee.ResidentialAddress2, tbl_ImportEmployee.ResidentialAddress3, tbl_EmployeeDetails.EmployeeNoFROM tbl_ImportEmployee LEFT JOIN tbl_EmployeeDetails ON tbl_ImportEmployee.[EmployeeNo] = tbl_EmployeeDetails.[EmployeeNo]WHERE (((tbl_EmployeeDetails.EmployeeNo) Is Null));

This has worked very well except that query takes more than 3 hours to run. I have now been instructed to migrate the Access database to MySQL located on a LAN network server. The speed has dropped even further to approx 12 hours.


tbl_EmployeeDetails.EmployeeNo is the primary key field.


I have tried rewriting the query script in MySQL but just cannot get it right.


All assistance or suggestions will be appreciated.


Best Regards












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