Python insert tuple into mysql table


I’m trying to insert this tuple into a mysql table.

extract of the tuple:

('2022-06-29 04:50:00', 'var1', 'var2', 'value'), ('2022-06-29 10:58:00', 'var1', 'var2', 'value'), ('2022-06-29 10:59:00', 'var1', 'var2', 'value'), ('2022-06-29 11:01:00', 'var1', 'var2', 'value'),...

This is my code:

    import MySQLdb
    connexion = MySQLdb.connect(host="", user="myuser", password="mypass", database="mydb")
    cursor = connexion.cursor()
    table = mytablename
    cursor.execute("""insert ignore into " + table  + "(collection_date, var1, var2, value) values ('%s', '%s', '%s', '%s')""".format(",".join(str(i) for i in tuples)))

But i got this error:

MySQLdb._exceptions.ProgrammingError: (1064, 'You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '" + table  + "(collection_date, var1, var2, value) values ('%s', '%s', '%s', '' at line 1')

Many thanks for any help,


Asked By: Indi59



You forget some " here:
into " and here "(collection_date so you have into " + table + "(collection_date and not into your_table_name(collection_date

And at the end, the format doesn’t work, you should concatenate your join

I let you check

tuples = ('2022-06-29 04:50:00', 'var1', 'var2', 'value'), ('2022-06-29 10:58:00', 'var1', 'var2', 'value'), ('2022-06-29 10:59:00', 'var1', 'var2', 'value'), ('2022-06-29 11:01:00', 'var1', 'var2', 'value')
table = "mytablename"

print("""insert ignore into """ + table  + """(collection_date, var1, var2, value) values """ +  ",".join(str(i) for i in tuples))


Looking a bit more thanks to Matthias’ comment, the correct way looks like this to avoid sql injections. It’s more secure

cursor.executemany("insert ignore into " + table  + "(collection_date, var1, var2, value) values ('%s', '%s', '%s', '%s')", tuples)
Answered By: Pompedup
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