Python: Text file insert to MySQL

Gerhard Häring gh at
Wed Oct 7 13:39:29 CEST 2009

On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 1:32 PM, Schedule <sschedule at> wrote:
> That was great ! Now I am able to insert the values from the file.
> Somehow I am not able to update a specific field with all the vaues in the
> file. For eg:
>     [...]
>     c.execute("UPDATE a SET last = %s", row)

The database does what you say, not what you mean ;-)

SQL commands like SELECT, UPDATE, DELETE work on sets. If you don't
qualify the set any further, you always operate on the whole set.

To restrict the set, apply a WHERE clause. I. e.

Perhaps you should try a SQL tutorial before jumping into SQL +
Python. Here's one:

-- Gerhard

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