Python SQL Select Statement

In this section, we explain to you how to write a SQL Select Statement in the Python Programming language. And how to extract or select the records from a SQL Server Table. 

Before we get into the Python SQL Select statement example, let me show you the data that we are going to use.

Python SQL Select Statement Example 1

Python SQL Select statement Example 1

In this example, we show how to use the select statement to select records from a SQL Table.

TIP: Please refer to Connect Python to SQL Server article to understand the steps involved in establishing a connection in Python.

# Python SQL Select Statement Example
import pyodbc
conn = pyodbc.connect("Driver={SQL Server Native Client 11.0};"
                      "Server=PRASAD;"
                      "Database=SQL Tutorial;"
                      "Trusted_Connection=yes;")

cursor = conn.cursor()
cursor.execute('SELECT * FROM CustomerSale')

for row in cursor:
    print('row = %r' % (row,))
Python SQL Select Statement Example 2

First, we imported or selected data from the Customer Sales table present in SQL Tutorial Database.

cursor = cursor.execute('SELECT * FROM CustomerSale')

Next, we used the For loop to iterate each row present in the Customer Sales table. Within the For Loop, we used the print statement to print rows.

for row in cursor:
    print('row = %r' % (row,))

Python SQL Select statement Example 2

Instead of selecting all the unnecessary columns (using * ), you can select the required columns.

This Python example selects the Employee Id, Occupation, Yearly Income, and Sales columns from the Customer Sales table.

# Python SQL Select Statement Example
import pyodbc
conn = pyodbc.connect("Driver={SQL Server Native Client 11.0};"
                      "Server=PRASAD;"
                      "Database=SQL Tutorial;"
                      "Trusted_Connection=yes;")

cursor = conn.cursor()
cursor.execute('SELECT EmpID, Occupation, YearlyIncome, Sales FROM CustomerSale')

for row in cursor:
    print('row = %r' % (row,))
Python SQL Select Statement Example 3

Select Database records in Python Example 3

In Python, the cursor has many functions. You can use these Python cursor functions to alter the result provided by the select statement.

Python SQL Select Statement Example 4

For example, Python fetchone function fetches only one row or record from a table

# Python SQL Select Statement Example
import pyodbc
conn = pyodbc.connect("Driver={SQL Server Native Client 11.0};"
                      "Server=PRASAD;"
                      "Database=SQL Tutorial;"
                      "Trusted_Connection=yes;")

cursor = conn.cursor()
cursor.execute('SELECT * FROM CustomerSale')
result = cursor.fetchone()
print(result)
Python SQL Select Statement Example 5