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From MySQL to MailChimp via CSV
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Don't you hate disclaimers? I do, but before I do anything else, I must ask that you don't use the techniques below unless you are emailing responsibly.

Today I needed to pull email addresses for people who had signed up to a thing out of MySQL and into MailChimp so that I could actually email them about the thing. MySQL actually has a very cute feature for exporting the results of an SQL query as a CSV file, which I had to look up to remember how to do it. It goes something like this:

My original query*

SELECT u.username, u.email, a.account_name
FROM users u
INNER JOIN accounts a ON a.user_id = u.id
WHERE a.status_id = 2;

To write this to a file, we use MySQL's SELECT ... INTO OUTFILE feature, so my query

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