I am unfamiliar with the mySql and phpAdmin tools, but in sybase and microsofts implementations of transact sql the ability to select out of one table and insert into another table is not limited to just two tables in the same database. You could therefore create a temporary database select x into y where x is the table and rows you want and y is the table in a temporary database. The temorary database can then be dumped and loaded into a temorary database on your target machine. where you can reverse the process and select out of your temporary database into your production/development database. I hope this helps.