[DB-SIG] Cookbook for Python access to Access?

Goldsmith, David dgol461 at ECY.WA.GOV
Thu Oct 7 21:57:48 CEST 2010


Thanks, Vernon.  I did as you suggest, including visiting 

http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0249/

I still don't see how to return a list of tables available in the DB one
has connected to.  

I can't believe no one has ever needed to do this, yet all the replies
I'm getting/examples I'm being referred to/methods I read about would
seem to indicate that such an operation is generally not supported by
the DB model--is that correct?

DG

-----Original Message-----
From: Vernon Cole [mailto:vernondcole at gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2010 10:44 AM
To: Goldsmith, David; DB-SIG @ Python.org
Subject: Re: [DB-SIG] Cookbook for Python access to Access?

please pardon slowness, brevity & typos ... am on vacation & using
Windows Mobile...
 step 1) load pywin32 from sourceforge.
  step 2) look in your Python site-packages/adodbapi/test folder for
example.
You can read or update ACCESS db using normal SQL statements and
Python api calls.

On 10/3/10, Goldsmith, David <dgol461 at ecy.wa.gov> wrote:
> Hi!  I'm relatively new to DB's, though not to Python.  I simply need
to
> learn how to programmatically put data--obtained using a Python
> script--into an existing Access DB.  I've searched and I've searched,
> found a few brief examples of how to connect--using, e.g.,
sqlite3--but
> when I execute a query, I'm told the file I've connected to is either
> encrypted or not a DB; it may be the former (I don't know how to tell
> for certain, but I can access it using MATLAB's database toolbox w/out
> any explicit decryption), but it definitely is a DB.  Can anyone refer
> me to a relevant cookbook or pretty complete example set?  Thanks!
>
>
>
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