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Database Wrapper

The Peewee database wrapper provides a thin layer of integration between flask apps and the peewee orm.

The database wrapper is important because it ensures that a database connection is created for every incoming request, and closed upon request completion. It also provides a subclass of Model which works with the database specified in your app's configuration.

Most features of flask-peewee require a database wrapper, so you very likely always create one.

The database wrapper reads its configuration from the Flask application. The configuration requires only two arguments, but any additional arguments will be passed to the database driver when connecting:

The name of the database to connect to (or filename if using sqlite3)
The database driver to use, must be a subclass of peewee.Database.
from flask import Flask
from peewee import *

from flask_peewee.db import Database

    'name': 'example.db',
    'engine': 'peewee.SqliteDatabase',

app = Flask(__name__)
app.config.from_object(__name__) # load database configuration from this module

# instantiate the db wrapper
db = Database(app)

# start creating models
class Blog(db.Model):
    name = CharField()
    # .. etc

Other examples

To connect to MySQL using authentication:

    'name': 'my_database',
    'engine': 'peewee.MySQLDatabase',
    'user': 'db_user',
    'passwd': 'secret password',

If using a multi-threaded WSGI server:

    'name': 'foo.db',
    'engine': 'peewee.SqliteDatabase',
    'threadlocals': True,