Is python good for making database work short?

Ben Finney bignose-hates-spam at
Thu Jun 19 04:01:01 CEST 2003

On 18 Jun 2003 18:27:10 -0700, Steve wrote:
> One part of the problem involved copying tables from one database on
> one server, to another database on another server.
> [...]
> A coworker who is a foxpro nut did all of this in about 3 lines of
> code.
> [...]
> However I was wondering if python could have made this job this easy. 
> Does python make manipulating databases and data short work?

I certainly hope so; I'm soon going to embark on a very similar task
(like countless others around the world), an automated process to move
data from one database to another with a totally different schema.

I really want to do it in Python, and my brief glimpse at Python's ODBC
capability is encouraging.  (The source database can only be accessed by
a proprietary ODBC layer.)

I'll be very interested to see what response people give to this query.

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