getting the field names from a resultset on Windows with mxODBC

Scott Hathaway slhath at home.com
Sat Mar 10 04:06:15 CET 2001


Thanks!

Scott

"David Bolen" <db3l at fitlinxx.com> wrote in message
news:u1ys68k0n.fsf at ctwd0143.fitlinxx.com...
> "Scott Hathaway" <slhath at home.com.nospam> writes:
>
> > I am using mxODBC for Windows.  When I do a query, how can I get the
names
> > of the fields that the resultset returns (without parsing the SQL myself
or
> > having the user supply them)?
>
> Use <cursor>.description - it's a list of tuples corresponding to your
> fields that map to each element of the result set you are getting
> back.  It includes name and type information and some other stuff.
> This is part of the standard Python DB-API, and is covered in both the
> DB-API and mxODBC-specific documentation included with mxODBC.
>
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