Using MySQL Databases with Python

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Level: Intermediate
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What to know about this course

Today databases are highly valued as they allow users to effectively manage, access, and update data. MySQL is one of the most popular databases and has a wide variety of applications in e-commerce, data warehousing, and website management. When combined with Python, one of the most popular and powerful programming languages today, you’ll be able to manage data efficiently and systematically. 

In this course, you'll get started by understanding the basics of using MySQL with Python. You’ll learn how to install MySQL and Python, before going on to develop databases. In addition to this, you’ll explore the technique of creating tables for safely storing data. The course will then guide you on how to add, sort, and retrieve data through functions such as INSERT, ORDER BY, and SELECT. As you progress, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge of inserting a single record as well as multiple records into a table. Toward the end, you will discover clauses such as WHERE and LIKE, and later learn to update records. 

By the end of this course, you will have learned how to confidently use Python with MySQL for your database management needs.    All code files are placed at

Who's this course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to use the MySQL Database with Python. Although a basic understanding of Python programming is required, knowledge of databases or MySQL is not necessary.

What you'll learn

  • Get up to speed with the working of a database.
  • Understand how to install Python, MySQL, Git Bash, and MySQL Connector.
  • Work through creating a table Explore how to connect to a database in Python.
  • Update and delete data from the database.
  • Discover the technique of inserting a single record as well as multiple records into a table.
  • Create basic reports with the data from your database.

Key Features

  • Learn to use MySQL databases with Python.
  • Get to grips with adding, sorting and pulling specific data.

Course Curriculum

About the Author

John Elder

John Elder is a pioneer in Web Development who created one of the first Internet advertising networks back in 1997. He sold it to a publicly traded company at the height of the dot com boom and then went on to create the best-selling Submission-Spider search engine submission software that's been used by over 3 million individuals and small businesses in over 45 countries. John graduated with honors with a degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis where he was an artsci scholar. Today he teaches Web Development courses at Codemy the online code school he founded.

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