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Python comes with a bunch of different modules that allow youto add new capabilities to your Python scripts. One of the more usefulones is the MySQLdb module, which allows you to execute SQL queries on aMySQL database through your Python application. This articledemonstrates basic usage of this module with simple examples andillustrations.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. MySQL Connectivity With Python
  2. Getting Started
  3. Animal Antics
  4. One By One
  5. A Different Species
  6. Be Prepared
  7. Endgame
By: icarus, (c) Melonfire
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August 21, 2002

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A number of other methods come bundled with the MySQLdb class - here's a brief list of the more interesting ones:

connection.begin() - start a transaction

connection.apilevel() - returns the current DB API level

connection.conv() - set type conversion options between MySQL and Python

connection.commit() - commit a transaction

connection.rollback() - roll back a transaction

And that's about all for the moment. In this article, I showed you how to configure and install the Python MySQLdb module, and use it to hook your Python scripts up to a MySQL database. I demonstrated the different techniques available for iterating over a resultset, showed you the basics of using variable placeholders and prepared queries, and illustrated some of the ancillary methods available in the module.

While this tutorial should get you and running with Python and MySQL, you shouldn't stop reading right away. Here are a few links worth checking out:

The MySQLdb project page on SourceForge, at http://sourceforge.net/projects/mysql-python

The Python home page, at http://www.python.org/

The MySQL home page, at http://www.mysql.com/


Till next time...be good!

Note: All examples in this article have been tested on Linux/i586 with Python 1.5.2, MySQL 3.23 and MySQLdb 0.9.2. Examples are illustrative only, and are not meant for a production environment. Melonfire provides no warranties or support for the source code described in this article. YMMV!

 
 
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