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Django Raw SQL Queries

Performing raw SQL queries

This prevents SQL injection


for p in Person.objects.raw('SELECT * FROM myapp_person WHERE last_name = %s', [lname])

Direct database

from django.db import connection

with connection.cursor() as cursor:
        cursor.execute("SELECT foo FROM bar WHERE baz = %s", [self.baz])
        row = cursor.fetchone()
        rows = cursor.fetchall()
def dictfetchall(cursor):
    "Return all rows from a cursor as a dict"
    columns = [col[0] for col in cursor.description]
    return [
        dict(zip(columns, row))
        for row in cursor.fetchall()

Using SQLAlchemy to help with raw SQL

SQLAlchemy Tutorial

import sqlalchemy
from sqlalchemy.dialects import postgresql

statement = sqlalchemy.text(text)  # sqlalchemy.sql.elements.TextClause

# :my_var_name -> %(my_var_name)s
result = str(statement.compile(dialect=postgresql.dialect()))

Last update: 2022-11-04