[BangPypers] Query | Automating report through Python

स्वक्ष svaksha at gmail.com
Tue Jun 4 10:56:45 CEST 2013

On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 2:19 PM, Noufal Ibrahim <noufal at nibrahim.net.in> wrote:
> Fagun Bhavsar <fagun.bhavsar at gmail.com> writes:
>> Hi,
>> I have couple of reports that need to be sent during end of the
>> day. There's single DB table, from which data is being picked and put
>> into xcel-like tabular format and sent to specific email address.
>> I want to understand - by using python, how to go about for automating
>> this task? What are the key points to be considered here? This is just
>> for learning purpose, hence I am looking forward to similar examples,
>> if someone can guide me.
> It seems quite straightforward. Connect to the db, run your query,
> convert the response into a csv or tsv (there is a csv module in the
> standard libary) file and then email (there's an smtp module in the
> stdlib too) it. It'd look the same in most scripting languages.

In addition to the above, run it off as a cron job (on *nix machines)
at the end of your day.
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