I’m running Ubuntu 16.04, trying to connect to mysql in python:
import mysql username = 'root' cnx = mysql.connector.connect(user=username, database='db') cnx.close()
But I get an error:
File "pysql1.py", line 4, in <module> cnx = mysql.connector.connect(user=username, database='db') AttributeError: module 'mysql' has no attribute 'connector'
I installed the mysql python module by downloading the package here. I tried
sudo apt-get install python-mysql.connector to no avail. Any pointers?
EDIT: after adding
import mysql.connector I got an unrelated permissions error which I’ve now resolved, so that’s what I needed ty lots!!!
The solution is to execute :
import mysql.connector # or from mysql import connector
Because the module
connector is only available when you import it explicitly :
import mysql print(dir(mysql)) >>> ['__builtins__', '__cached__', '__doc__', '__file__', '__loader__', '__name__', '__package__', '__path__', '__spec__'] import mysql.connector print(dir(mysql)) >>> ['__builtins__', '__cached__', '__doc__', '__file__', '__loader__', '__name__', '__package__', '__path__', '__spec__', 'connector']
__init__ file in the module
mysql doesn’t import the module
mysql |_______ __init__.py # no import at this level |_______ connector |________ __init__.py
This could work implicitly if
connector was imported inside
__init__ with :
from . import connector.
I was still getting the same error after
import mysql.connector and checking permissions. I was running my script on MacOS using bash. After hours of searching for a solution, came across this post on the mysql forums: https://forums.mysql.com/read.php?50,584171,584729#msg-584729
The poster mentions that your python script can’t be named
mysql.py My script was named
types.py, so I renamed it to
setup-types.py and that solved my problem. Hopefully this saves others some time when dealing with this same error.
One more observation. In many tutorials, they didn’t installed the python connector the same way. At those times, the import statement might be the cause of the issue. Try the below import statement.
import mysql.connector as mysql
The problem was that I created a script called "select.py" I renamed it and it works again.
I had "pip install"ed mysql-connector before installing mysql-connector-python. I uninstalled the mysql-connector, and was getting this error.
As this stackoverflow question/answer mentions, uninstalling and then reinstalling the mysql-connector-python had everything working.
Try with this,
import mysql.connector as mysql connection = mysql.connect( host="localhost", user="root", port='3306', database="database_name")
I had the same problem, but none of the above solutions worked for me. I unfortunately had to try something else. I found out that the package I used wasn’t working anymore. It must have been a mix-up, where I upgraded my package and so my script wasn’t working anymore.
However, I installed this package: https://pypi.org/project/mysql-connector-python/ and my script is now back up and running.
I am using python xenv to connect to the mysql outside the virtual env. After trying to fix the error below a lot of times:
Traceback (most recent call last): File "/Users/py/p.py", line 5, in <module> db_connection = mysql.connector.connect( ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ AttributeError: module 'mysql.connector' has no attribute 'connect'
The issue is finally fixed by upgrading my mac OS system, uninstalling mysql-connector-python and mysql-connector, and reinstalling the mysql-connector-python.