Useful MySQL Routines
tino at wildenhain.de
Sun Apr 19 16:52:38 CEST 2009
Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
> In message <mailman.4148.1240135989.11746.python-list at python.org>, Tino
> Wildenhain wrote:
>> Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
>>> I've done a writeup on some of the basic routines I frequently use here
>> Why is that specific to mysql?
> Because that's all I've used so far. Though sqlite looks interesting for
> single-user stuff...
There are other more powerfull free alternatives to MySQL as well :)
>> Btw, the bulkinserter could be better done by using executemany
>> and select usefull batch sizes.
> Hmm, I've never bothered with executemany. The code as written copes
> comfortably with 10,000 records or so.
Would be interesting to see the difference. However executemany
would be much more portable - and as I see it transfers at least
a bit less data over the wire.
>> If you allow query construnction
>> better don't forget appropriate quoting of table- and column names
>> too to be on the safe side.
> Hmm, I never worried about that, because I was I tried to be careful in the
> names I chose. And I've never allowed object names to come from user input
Not you, but if others use it, it might be that they don't see a problem
and then - oops :)
> Besides, how do you deal with characters that are still illegal when quoted
Don't know. I personally avoid dealing with mysql altogether (I mean,
commands hidden in sql comments? Heaven! :)
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