save huge dataset from excel in MySQL, does not save all rows

February 15, 2017, at 10:05 PM

I have more or less 20000 rows in my excel file (exported from another Database based Tool), which i would like to save in my Database.

if(typeof require !== 'undefined') XLSX = require('xlsx');
var xlsx = "tmp8704.xlsx";
var url = "extFiles/"+xlsx;
var oReq = new XMLHttpRequest();"GET", url, true);
oReq.responseType = "arraybuffer";
var dataXLS;
oReq.onload = function(e) {
var arraybuffer = oReq.response;
/* convert data to binary string */
var data = new Uint8Array(arraybuffer);
var arr = new Array();
for(var i = 0; i != data.length; ++i) arr[i] = String.fromCharCode(data[i]);
var bstr = arr.join("");
/* Call XLSX */
var workbook =, {type:"binary"});
var first_sheet_name = workbook.SheetNames[0];
/* Get worksheet */
var worksheet = workbook.Sheets[first_sheet_name];
dataXLS = XLSX.utils.sheet_to_json(worksheet, {header:1});
var mysql = require("mysql");
var connection = mysql.createConnection({
  host: '',
  user: 'muser',
  password: 'massword',
  database: 'matabase'
connection.connect((err) => {
if(err) {
  return console.log(err.stack);
console.log("Connection succesfully established");
for(var x in dataXLS){
  if(parseInt(x)+2 != dataXLS.length) {
      var myNumber = dataXLS[parseInt(x)+2][6];
      console.log("Stelle " + x + " :" + dataXLS[parseInt(x)+2][0] + " " + dataXLS[parseInt(x)+2][1] + " " + parseFloat(myNumber));
      $queryString = "INSERT INTO `articles` (articleno,text,price) VALUES ("+parseInt(dataXLS[parseInt(x)+2][0])+",'"+dataXLS[parseInt(x)+2][1]+"',"+parseFloat(myNumber)+");";

      connection.query($queryString, (err, rows, fields) => {
        if(err) {
          return console.log("An error ocurred with the query", err);
  } else {
    console.log(dataXLS.length); //19610
connection.end(() => {
  console.log("Connection successfully closed");

First question: It is saving data in my table, but only time after time, and not all of it. Why?

Second question: Is there a more efficient way to do that?

Answer 1

When I had to export large Excel sheets into MySQL, I used this website. You will have to export your excel file as a csv and tweak the settings on the site somewhat, but I found that it was fast and reliable.

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