How to Execute many SQLite Statements in Python?
In SQLite using the executescript() method, we can execute multiple SQL statements/queries at once. The basic execute() method allows us to only accept one query at a time, so when you need to execute several queries we need to arrange them like a script and pass that script to the executescript() method.
executescript() can be able to execute series of several SQL/SQLite queries in a row. While executescript() operation is running, the other threads/operations are not able to access the database until executescript() has finished executing all its queries. In case we need to provide some runtime parameter for each of the queries in executescript() we cannot add an external parameter at runtime as executescript() method doesn’t accept any parameter for the query in runtime so you need to give a set of static queries as a script. In the execution of executescript() method, first, it issues a COMMIT statement and then executes the SQL/SQLite script.
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cursor_obj.executescript(""" SQLite Statement/Query . . . 1 SQLite Statement/Query . . . 2 SQLite Statement/Query . . . 3 . . . SQLite Statement/Query . . . n """)
The below code shows how to execute multiple SQLite statements/queries in python:
Table data :
[(1, ‘IT’, 850), (2, ‘COMP’, 840), (3, ‘CIVIL’, 500), (4, ‘E&TC’, 650)]
Table data after updation :
[(1, ‘IT’, 900), (2, ‘COMP’, 890), (3, ‘CIVIL’, 660), (4, ‘E&TC’, 790)]
The above code executes multiple SQLite statements at once. The first executescript() method in the code creates and inserts the data into a table in one instance. And then second executescript() method updates all the records in one instance. In this way, a set of many queries can be executed in SQLite using executescript().