Escaping confusion with Python 3 + MySQL

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Sun Mar 26 22:42:46 EDT 2017

On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 1:39 PM, Νίκος Βέργος <me.on.nzt at> wrote:
>> MariaDB / MySQL shows part of your SQL from where they failed to parse.
>> In your case, your MariaDB can't parse from '('
>> LIKE clause is not problem for this issue?
> Yes indeed it is.
> I was just so sure that UPDATE was working like INSERT and i was persistent that the WHERE LIKE clause was cauing this.
> I'am still surprised that:
>> mysql> update test_update set (b, c) values (4, 5) where a = 1;
> is failign to parse. It just seems so undoubtly straightforward and correct syntactically.

So when people told you to read the docs, what did you do, exactly?


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