NoneType object returned by .fetchone() in MySQLdb

Arnaud-F. FAUSSE arnaud.fausse at
Thu Nov 27 07:00:06 CET 2003


my code looks similar to
cs = conn.cursor()
cs.execute("select * from mytable;")
but I don't have a cursor problem due to reaching the end of the selected
The object returned is not None but something like that: (125L,), I expect a
tuple of 1 element containing a long integer. In fact the type of this
object is NoneType and not Tuple as expected.
If I do the same with "fetchall", the returned object has a Tuple type.
I will do some captures and send in a next mail.

"Peter Otten" <__peter__ at> a écrit dans le message de
news:bq358d$jcq$00$1 at
> Arnaud-F. FAUSSE wrote:
> > I wrote code to store and fetch information from MySQL, and I have this
> > problem:
> > - using .fetchall(), I get tuples (correct according to specification)
> > - using .fetchone(), I get NoneType object, that I have many problems to
> > use
> > :-(
> > Did I miss somthing ?
> >
> > Any clue ?
> Are you testing with code like below?
> cs = conn.cursor()
> cs.execute("select * from mytable;")
> cs.fetchall()
> cs.fetchone()
> fetchall() moves the cursor after the last row. When you invoke fetchall()
> again it will return an empty list whereas fetchone() will return None.
> To fix it, just execute the cursor before fetchone(), e. g:
> cs.execute("select * from mytable;")
> while 1:
>     row = cs.fetchone()
>     if row is None: break
>     # process row
> #this might also work (it does for sqlite)
> cs.execute("select * from mytable;")
> for row in cs:
>     # process row
> Of course I'm just guessing. It could also be an sql select that returns
> rows or something entirely different. Please post a minimal example code
> next time you have a problem.
> Peter

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