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Sat Sep 10 21:42:26 CEST 2011
On Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 3:39 PM, Andre' Walker-Loud <walksloud at gmail.com>wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am completely new to databases as well as using python to access/create
> databases. I started googling about it and found so much info, I wasn't
> sure where to begin to answer my first question. So I thought I would query
> this group by asking a question I am sure has been asked before - but you
> all are so friendly, I thought I would give it a try.
> I have databases (many of them) which I want to manipulate, averaging data,
> merging databases, etc.
> Do I need to install separate modules to access the databases?
> Do I need to know the specific style the databases were created in to open
> manipulate them with python (2.7)? I ask this because with xml files, I was
> able to just use
> from xml.dom import minidom
> and then by trial and error in an interactive session, I could figure out
> how to walk through the xml file to find what I wanted. I am wondering if I
> can do something similar with a database, or if there are more pre-defined
> formats. I do not actually know what format my databases are in (someone
> else wrote the c-code to create them).
> While waiting for suggestions, I have started to read Alan Gauld's tutorial
> on the subject
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What type of databases? sql server, mysql, sqllite?
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