parametrizing a sqlite query

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Wed Feb 24 19:12:59 CET 2010

Am 24.02.10 18:07, schrieb Sebastian Bassi:
> c.execute("SELECT bin FROM bins WHERE qtl LIKE '%:keys%'",{'keys':keywords})
> This query returns empty. When it is executed, keywords = 'harvest'.
> To check it, I do it on the command line and it works as expected:
> sqlite>  SELECT bin FROM bins WHERE qtl LIKE '%harvest%';
> 11C
> 11D
> 12F
> I guess there is a problem with the "%".

You aren't supposed to put ' into the query. The thing you pass needs to 
be the full literal.


c.execute("select ... qtl like :keys", dict(keys="%%%s%%" % keywords))


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