Using the MySQLdb module

Gerhard Häring gh at ghaering.de
Wed Apr 23 22:58:20 CEST 2003


Michael Mayhew wrote:
> Greetings,
> 
>     I am trying to use the MySQLdb module on a simple database local to 
> my personal Linux machine. However, I keep running into trouble [...]
> 
> sql = "insert into refFlatHum values ( %s, %s, %d, %d )" % ('atr', 
> 'chr1', 90810, 92190)
> 
> c.execute(sql)

Let the DB-API interface quote the values for you:

c.execute("insert into refFlatHum values ( %s, %s, %d, %d )",
	('atr', 'chr1', 90810, 92190))

Also see the DB-API 2 specification and the documentation and examples 
included in the MySQLdb source distribution.

-- Gerhard





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