Insert data into MySQL table from Python script

I have a MySQL Table named TBLTEST with two columns ID and qSQL. Each qSQL has SQL queries in it.

I have another table FACTRESTTBL.

There are 10 rows in the table TBLTEST.

For example, On TBLTEST lets take id =4 and qSQL =”select id, city, state from ABC”.

How can I insert into the FACTRESTTBL from TBLTEST using python, may be using dictionary?



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Method 1

You can use MySQLdb for Python.

Sample code (you’ll need to debug it as I have no way of running it here):


import MySQLdb

# Open database connection
db = MySQLdb.connect("localhost","testuser","test123","TESTDB" )

# prepare a cursor object using cursor() method
cursor = db.cursor()

# Select qSQL with id=4.
cursor.execute("SELECT qSQL FROM TBLTEST WHERE id = 4")

# Fetch a single row using fetchone() method.
results = cursor.fetchone()

qSQL = results[0]


# Fetch all the rows in a list of lists.
qSQLresults = cursor.fetchall()
for row in qSQLresults:
    id = row[0]
    city = row[1]

    #SQL query to INSERT a record into the table FACTRESTTBL.
    cursor.execute('''INSERT into FACTRESTTBL (id, city)
                  values (%s, %s)''',
                  (id, city))

    # Commit your changes in the database

# disconnect from server

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