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SQL using Python and SQLite | Set 2
  • Difficulty Level : Easy
  • Last Updated : 06 Feb, 2018

Databases offer numerous functionalities by which one can manage large amounts of information easily over the web, and high-volume data input and output over a typical file such as a text file. SQL is a query language and is very popular in databases. Many websites use MySQL. SQLite is a “light” version that works over syntax very much similar to SQL.

SQLite is a self-contained, high-reliability, embedded, full-featured, public-domain, SQL database engine. It is the most used database engine in the world wide web.
Python has a library to access SQLite databases, called sqlite3, intended for working with this database which has been included with Python package since version 2.5.

In this article we will discuss, how to query database using commands like Update and Delete and also to visualize data via graphs.
It is recommended to go through SQL using Python | Set 1

Updation and Deletion Operation




# code for update operation
import sqlite3
  
# database name to be passed as parameter
conn = sqlite3.connect('mydatabase.db')
  
# update the student record
conn.execute("UPDATE Student SET name = 'Sam' where unix='B113059'")
conn.commit()
  
print "Total number of rows updated :", conn.total_changes
  
cursor = conn.execute("SELECT * FROM Student")
for row in cursor:
   print row,
  
conn.close()

Output:



Total number of rows updated : 1
(u'B113053', u'Geek', u'2017-01-11 13:53:39', 21.0), 
(u'B113058', u'Saan', u'2017-01-11 13:53:39', 21.0), 
(u'B113059', u'Sam', u'2017-01-11 13:53:39', 22.0)




# code for delete operation
import sqlite3
  
# database name to be passed as parameter
conn = sqlite3.connect('mydatabase.db')
  
# delete student record from database
conn.execute("DELETE from Student where unix='B113058'")
conn.commit()
print "Total number of rows deleted :", conn.total_changes
  
cursor = conn.execute("SELECT * FROM Student")
for row in cursor:
   print row,
  
conn.close()

Output:

Total number of rows deleted : 1
(u'B113053', u'Geek', u'2017-01-11 13:53:39', 21.0),
 (u'B113059', u'Sam', u'2017-01-11 13:53:39', 22.0)

Data input by User




# code for executing query using input data
import sqlite3
  
# creates a database in RAM
con = sqlite3.connect(":memory:")
cur = con.cursor()
cur.execute("create table person (name, age, id)")
  
print ("Enter 5 students names:")
who = [raw_input() for i in range(5)]
print ("Enter their ages respectively:")
age = [int(raw_input()) for i in range(5)]
print ("Enter their ids respectively:")
p_id = [int(raw_input()) for i in range(5)]
n = len(who)
  
for i in range(n):
  
    # This is the q-mark style:
    cur.execute("insert into person values (?, ?, ?)", (who[i], age[i], p_id[i]))
  
    # And this is the named style:
    cur.execute("select * from person")
  
    # Fetches all entries from table
    print cur.fetchall()

Output:

(u'Navin', 34, 113053)
(u'Basu', 42, 113058)
(u'Firoz', 65, 113059)
(u'Tim', 47, 113060)
(u'Varun', 54, 113061)

Graphing with SQLite




# graph visualization using matplotlib library
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
  
def graph_data(p_id,age):
  
    # plotting the points    
    plt.plot(p_id, age, color='yellow', linestyle='dashed', linewidth = 3,
    marker='*', markerfacecolor='blue', markersize=12)
  
    # naming the x axis
    plt.xlabel('Persons Id')
  
    # naming the y axis
    plt.ylabel('Ages')
  
    # plt.plot(p_id,age)
    plt.show()
  
print ("Enter 5 students names:")
who = [raw_input() for i in range(5)]
print ("Enter their ages respectively:")
age = [int(raw_input()) for i in range(5)]
print ("Enter their ids respectively:")
p_id = [int(raw_input()) for i in range(5)]
  
# calling graph function
graph_data(p_id,age)

In this way we can perform such operations using SQL query to communicate with Database and plot a Graph significantly to draw out its characteristic.

SQL using Python | Set 1
SQL using Python | Set 3 (Handling large data)

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