checking if a sqlite connection and/or cursor is still open?

Nick Vatamaniuc vatamane at
Tue Oct 31 00:53:39 CET 2006

I am not familiar with SQLite driver, but a typical Pythonic  way to
check if you can do something is to just try it, and see what happens.
In more practical terms: try to just use the cursor or the connection
and see if an exception will be raised.

Nick V.

John Salerno wrote:
> John Salerno wrote:
> > Is there a way to check if a SQLite connection and cursor object are
> > still open? I took a look at the docs and the DB API but didn't see
> > anything like this.
> >
> > Thanks.
> Well, I might have somewhat solved this problem. Since SQLite allows you
> to use execute* methods directly on the connection object (thus no need
> to create a cursor object), all I need to do is call connection.close()
> and this doesn't seem to raise an error even if the connection has
> already been closed.
> I'm still curious if there's a way to check for an open connection, but
> it seems like without the cursor object, the task is much easier.

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