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<p class=MsoNormal>Hi!&nbsp; Probably &#8216;cause I&#8217;m new to DBs, I&#8217;m
having trouble understanding pyodbc&#8217;s help.&nbsp; For example, what kind
of Python object is a &#8220;results set&#8221;?&nbsp; In particular, the
syntax portion of the docstring for the tables method of a cursor object states
that it returns self, but the text portion of the docstring says it &#8220;creates
a results set of tables defined in the data source.&#8221;&nbsp; It goes on to
say that &#8220;each row fetched has the following columns: &#8230;2)
table_name: The table name&#8230;&#8221;&nbsp; It is simply a Python list of
these that I want, but the API for actually returning such is far from clear:
how does one access the collection of &#8220;fetched rows&#8221; (what kind of Python
object is the collection and what is its name in the local dictionary) and how
does one &#8220;slice out&#8221; one or more columns from it?&nbsp; Please
help.&nbsp; Thanks!<o:p></o:p></p>

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<span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"'>David Goldsmith</span><br>
<span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"'>Washington State
Department of Ecology</span> <br>
<span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"'>Environmental
Assessment Program</span> <br>
<span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"'>Modeling and
Information Support Unit</span> <br>
<span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"'>300 Desmond
Drive&nbsp; | P.O. Box 47600</span> <br>
<span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"'>Lacey, WA&nbsp;
98503&nbsp;&nbsp; | Olympia, WA&nbsp; 98504-7600</span> <br>
<span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"'>Tel:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
(360) 407-6194<br>
Fax:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (360) 407-6884</span><br>
<span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"'>Email:&nbsp;&nbsp; <a
href="mailto:david.goldsmith@ecy.wa.gov"><span style='font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";
color:blue'>david.goldsmith@ecy.wa.gov</span></a><br>
Station: C2D-59</span><br>
<span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"'>Web:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
<a href="http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/"><span style='font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";
color:blue'>http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/</span></a></span><o:p></o:p></p>

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