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Python and SQL / the DB API and Gadfly

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 13 April 2004
Python supports connections to numerous SQL databases - have a look at the Special Interests Group section on to find out about the Python DB API.

Gadfly is a pure Python SQL database handler that's great for learning and small tasks ... I've been sorting out the "wood from the trees" today and have two short example programs - one of which initialised Gadfly and sets up tables, the other which looks at the data storded via a select command:

import sys
import gadfly

conn = gadfly.gadfly()

th = conn.cursor()
th.execute("Create table people (id integer, name varchar)");

th.execute("Insert into people(id, name) values (1,'Graham')");
th.execute("Insert into people(id, name) values (2,'Lisa')");
th.execute("Insert into people(id, name) values (3,'Charlie')");


import sys
import gadfly

conn = gadfly.gadfly("demo","datadir")

th = conn.cursor()

th.execute("select * from people")
for x in th.fetchall():
    print x

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