How to import large sql file (> 3MB) in wamp using phpMyAdmin

Normally phpMyAdmin imports sql files with less than 3 MB. To upload .sql files with more than 3 MB (usually in wordpress site) we have  to use a diffent method.

Step 1

Move to phpMyAdmin folder usually it is located in “C:wampappsphpmyadmin3.3.9”.

Step 2

Open file.

Find the code $cfg[‘UploadDir’] =”; and replace it with $cfg[‘UploadDir’] = ‘upload’;

Save file.

Step 3

Create a folder named upload into the phpMyAdmin folder ( C:wampappsphpmyadmin3.3.9 ).


Step 4

Copy your database file into the upload directory ( C:wampappsphpmyadmin3.3.9upload ).

Step 5

Start WAMP Server then open phpMyAdmin and select any database. Click import option, now you can see a drop down box after web server upload directory option. Select the databse file in the drop down box and press go button.


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