Fix MYSQL ERROR 1406 (22001) at line...

Hello, I’m following your tutorial on how to import databases in mysql

I receive the following error after attempting to import:

ERROR 1406 (22001) at line 5450: Data too long for column ‘IP’ at row 1

I suspect the error is due to how the import is executed: By creating a blank database first, then importing.

Is there a way to import the database without creating a blank one beforehand?

This is for a WordPress database.

Thanks, Will

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November 3, 2020
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Hi @willbeing,

It’s highly unlikely the issue to be related to the database existing on the instance when importing it.

This issue is with the structure of the database. What I’ll suggest is to update the IP column to let’s say be a longer varchar structure. Like varchar (30) for instance. Once you have done that, you can export the database again and import it into your current setup.

Regards, KFSys

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