Useful MySQL Routines

Tino Wildenhain tino at
Sun Apr 19 16:52:38 CEST 2009

Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
> In message <mailman.4148.1240135989.11746.python-list at>, 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! :)


More information about the Python-list mailing list