So far I found this closed question and solutions for Magento 2, but I'm hoping there's a solution for Magento 1 as well. This question should not be closed like the other one because it IS specific to Magento 1.

In mysql, I checked what my local_infile variable looks like:

mysql> SHOW GLOBAL VARIABLES LIKE 'local_infile';
| Variable_name | Value |
| local_infile  | ON    |

And yet, when I run my query, I still get the warning:

ERR (3): Warning: PDOStatement::execute(): LOAD DATA LOCAL INFILE forbidden  in /var/www/html/lib/Zend/Db/Statement/Pdo.php on line 228

Now, in Magento 2, the solution is to add a line in app/etc/env.php to say

'driver_options' => array(PDO::MYSQL_ATTR_LOCAL_INFILE => true)

However, in Magento 1, my file structure under app/etc/ has only a modules directory and the following files:


As you can see, there is no env.php or any .php files at all, so I have no idea where that line would go, or if there's a completely different way to solve this.

  • What is the content of your /Statement/Pdo.php? LOAD DATA LOCAL INFILE is likely looking for a pattern that looks like data such as CSV or other type of data. Try bing.com search for "Magento load forbidden" for other clues. And here is another link. magento.stackexchange.com/questions/73134/… – Wilson Hauck Oct 29 '18 at 9:40
  • That file is totally irrelevant. It's just the _execute function. Line 228 is just the return statement from it: return $this->_stmt->execute($params); – ctrl-z pls Oct 29 '18 at 14:54

You can try this options to solve your problem.

Open the DB connection settings in the local.xml file and add this:


If it doesn't work you can download the script here, copy it to your project in the appropriate directories and then in the connection setting of the local.xml file use this:


You will receive something like this:

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  • Adding driver options to the config file did not work for me unfortunately. But I haven't tried the script yet. – ctrl-z pls Oct 29 '18 at 15:31

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