Python videos | Python Part 16a - Linking to SQL Server

Posted by Andy Brown on 05 November 2021

Learn how to use connections and cursors to get rows of data from SQL Server databases from within Python, how to commit insert, update or delete statements and how to execute stored procedures, passing parameters.

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This video has the following accompanying files:

File name Type Description
Creating movies database.sql SQL query SQL query to create example database
Linking to SQL Python code How to link to SQL Server
Fetch methods.png Image Ways to fetch data
Fetching Python code Examples of fetching data
Changing Python code Running an action query to commit changes
Stored procedure listing films.sql SQL query Our example stored procedure
Running a stored Python code Running a stored procedure in Python

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